21st Century Gallery
Original Oil on Board 'Let Grow Trees in the Silted Streets and on the Buildings Weeds' by Ken Walch 1928-2017. Signed & Dated 1969
REF: 2669 / LA352688
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Ken was a great conservationist from a time when conservation was yet to become unfashionable. This was one of a series of oils he painted in the late 1960's when he realised the extent to which buildings were replacing trees and green spaces. The picture is frame in it's original exhibition white painted edge frame 1.5 cm wide. Born in Wimbledon 1927. After school he moved to Australia in the early 1950’s and won a place at the National Gallery Art School in Melbourne where he studied under Murray Griffin until 1953 when he returned to England. He then enrolled at St Martins School of Art where his principal tutor was the Colourist, Fredrick Gore. Gore introduced him to English post impressionism and the use of colour to emphasise the emotional aspects of painting. He then took a diploma in Art teaching and taught in various schools until his retirement. He has exhibited London at the Royal Academy and the Federation of Painters and Sculptors. His work has also been exhibited in Belgium, Germany, Hong Kong and Ireland with paintings in private collections throughout the world. His pointillist paintings show his skill at capturing nature in its ever changing forms in a subtle yet vibrant fashion. Exhibitions Richmond Hill Gallery 1960, 1962, 1965. Woodstock Gallery, London 1962. Molesworth Gallery, Dublin 1964. Virando’s Gallery Richmond 197. Hof de Bist, Antwerp 1975 Nishiki Gallery, Hong Kong 1988 Provenance; Purchased directly from the artist.
21st Century Gallery has clarified that the Original Oil on Board 'Let Grow Trees in the Silted Streets and on the Buildings Weeds' by Ken Walch 1928-2017. Signed & Dated 1969 (LA352688) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1969
The painting is in good condition
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