21st Century Gallery
Original oil painting 'Hebridean Isle' by Guy Roddon 1919-2006. c. 1960. Framed
REF: 2487 / LA330037
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Oil on canvas laid onto board. Framed in a simple 3 cm black moulding. He studied art at Goldsmiths College, London, and then the Byam Shaw School of Art. Along with many artists during the second world war - including William Coldstream, Claude Rogers and Julian Trevelyan, Roddon found a comfortable billet, diverting work and genial company in the Camouflage Corps. In his first posting, to Farnham castle, Surrey, he was under the command of Colonel Jack Beddington, the suave director of Wildenstein's, and the gallery owner Freddy Mayor. Following a transfer to Norwich, he was one of a band of camouflage officers working for the theatre designer Oliver Messel. After the war Roddon earned a living by teaching. He was artist-in-residence at the University of North California, lectured at Goldsmiths and was on the staff of Brighton College of Art. At the time of his death he was the longest-standing member of the Chelsea Arts Club, which he had joined more than 60 years earlier. Provenance; Purchased from the artist's family. Framed in a simple hand finished moulding with the grain showing.
21st Century Gallery has clarified that the Original oil painting 'Hebridean Isle' by Guy Roddon 1919-2006. c. 1960. Framed (LA330037) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being c.1960
The oil painting is in good condition
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