Private Collection

Clark, Cosmo

(1897 – 1967)

English Country Fair, 1933

Oil on canvas 

101 x 127 cm

DESCRIPTION

Provenance:
The Artist’s Family

Exhibited: ‘For Real: British Realists from the 20s and 30s’, Museum MORE, Gorssel (September 15th, 2019 ‚Äì January 5th, 2020).

Literature; Patrick Elliot & Sacha Llewellyn; True to Life, British Realist Painting in the 1920s & 1930s, July 2017, ISBN 978 1 911054 05 4, Cat. 18, page 71.

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THE ARTIST

Clark, Cosmo

1897 – 1967

Painter and teacher, born in London. His father was the artist James Clark, his wife the painter Jean Clark. Studied at Goldsmiths’ College School of Art, 1912-14 and 1918, Academie Julian, Paris, 1918-19, and Royal Academy Schools, 1919-21, there winning a gold medal and Travelling Scholarship. Taught at Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts, then was head of Hackney Art School. At one time directed the Rural industries Bureau and was a trustee of the Imperial War Museum. Was elected NEAC, 1946, RWS, 1952, and RA, 1958. Clark, whose work is sometimes similar to that of Edward Wadsworth, exhibited at the RA, NEAC, Leicester Galleries, RI and ROI as well as on the continent and in North America. Huddersfield Art Gallery and the Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield, hold his work. Lived in London. Chappel Galleries, Chappel, held a joint Jean and Cosmo Clark show in 2002.

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