Private Collection

Halliday, Edward

(1902 – 1984)

Children's Hour, late 1940's

Titled on label on reverse,

Oil on board 

DESCRIPTION

Provenance:
The Artist’s Studio

Literature: Llewellyn, Sacha, and Paul Liss. Portrait of an Artist. Liss Llewellyn, 2021, p.146.

Halliday depicts his daughter (the painter Charlotte Halliday, b. 1935) and son watching television two decades before television networks switched to colour in the mid-1960s.

The first real television children’s programmes started in 1946 after the end of WWII when there was a live Sunday afternoon transmission known as Children’s Hour. This rivalled, and gradually replaced, the radio version of Children’s Hour which had first appeared in 1922.

Halliday, himself, had two arts series radio programs, Artists at Work (1932) and Design in Modern Life (1934). In the 1950s, he was also the voice behind the BBC Television Newsreel.


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THE ARTIST

Halliday, Edward

1902 – 1984

Painter in oil and watercolour mainly of portraits. Born in Liverpool, Halliday studied at the City School of Art there, in Paris at the Atelier Colarossi and at the Royal College of Art. He was awarded the Prix de Rome and worked at the British School there. Exhibited at RA, RBA, Paris Salon and RP, of which for a time he was president. His work is in the collections of HM The Queen, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, the Athenaeum Club, Wolverhampton Royal Hospital and Bootle Dyeworks. His work was reproduced in The Studio, Illustrated London News and The Times and he was interviewed by Stanley Casson for his book Artists at Work, published in 1933. In 1997, the University of Liverpool held an exhibition which concentrated on Halliday’s efforts to popularise art between the wars. Halliday’s daughter Charlotte is also an artist. He lived in London.

MORE PICTURES BY ARTIST

Edward Halliday
Charlotte, 1948
£5,750.00
Edward Halliday
Portrait of an Italian model, late 1920’s
£740.00
Edward Halliday
Design for a mural
£1,250.00
Edward Halliday
Stained glass window design with Swallow
£3,200.00
Edward Halliday
Rotten Row Hyde park, c.1930
£2,750.00
Edward Halliday
Design, c.1930
£1,650.00
Edward Halliday
Bridge above loch on Eilean, c.1930
£1,320.00
Edward Halliday
St John Church Rostrick, recto, c.1930
£1,250.00
Edward Halliday
Portrait study, 1936
£975.00
Edward Halliday
Construct, c.1930
£1,100.00
Edward Halliday
Plan, c.1930
£1,100.00
Edward Halliday
Profile portrait of R.P. Longden, (Bobby Longdon) half-length, c.1927
£1,500.00
Edward Halliday
Portrait of a woman seated, three quarter view, black evening dress, 1935
£2,400.00
Edward Halliday
Full length portrait of a woman standing, three quarter view, black evening dress, circa 1935
£3,960.00