Clare Leighton

ARTIST

Leighton, Clare

1898 – 1989

Clare Leighton attended the Brighton School of Art (1915), the
Slade School of Fine Art (1921’23) and the Central School of Arts
and Crafts. Despite her childhood nickname ‘The Bystander’, she
became a hugely visible artist on both sides of the Atlantic, and her
vast oeuvre includes engravings, paintings, bookplates, illustrations
and stained glass. Her twelve plates for Wedgwood, New England
Industries, 1952, are amongst her best-known work. 

She exhibited with the SWE in London (1923) and at the
1934 Venice Biennale ‘ attaining full membership to the Royal
Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers in the same year. She also
made several tours of the United States, becoming a naturalised
citizen in 1945. By the time of her death, Leighton had authored
twelve books and made over 840 prints.

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Clare Leighton

ARTIST

Leighton, Clare

1898 – 1989

Clare Leighton attended the Brighton School of Art (1915), the
Slade School of Fine Art (1921’23) and the Central School of Arts
and Crafts. Despite her childhood nickname ‘The Bystander’, she
became a hugely visible artist on both sides of the Atlantic, and her
vast oeuvre includes engravings, paintings, bookplates, illustrations
and stained glass. Her twelve plates for Wedgwood, New England
Industries, 1952, are amongst her best-known work. 

She exhibited with the SWE in London (1923) and at the
1934 Venice Biennale ‘ attaining full membership to the Royal
Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers in the same year. She also
made several tours of the United States, becoming a naturalised
citizen in 1945. By the time of her death, Leighton had authored
twelve books and made over 840 prints.

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PICTURES FOR SALE

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The original designs for Southern Harvest, circa 1941
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Angels and Trumpets, The Vision Splendid, BPL 762 1965
The Darking Thrush, Hardy Shepherds, (Thomas Hardy), BPL 774b 1965
£1,900.00
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God’s Familiars, Earth is the Lord’s, Gods Familiar, BPL 764 1965
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Whaling from the New England Industries, late 1940’s
Cotton Picker (BPL 491), Cotton Frontispiece, 1942
£1,000.00
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To Everything There Is a Season, Psalms (BPL 670)
BPL 664 Hear ye children (BPL664) Psalms, circa 1952
£1,500.00

SOLD PICTURES

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“Where Land Meets Sea” (Coastline is the catalogues title, The Beach is the title of the chapter), BPL 707
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The Magic of Handling Earth (BPL 488), By Light of Sun, circa 1941