Sauter, Rudolf

(1895 – 1977)

Study for The Phantom Eyre, circa 1940

£1,850.00

Signed, inscribed with title to reverse, (no 15), Study for “Phantom Eyre”

Watercolour, 9 7/8 x 13 5/8 in. (25 x 34.5 cm.)

1 in stock

DESCRIPTION

Provenance:
Given by Sauter to the grandmother of the previous owner; private collection South Aftica, 2010

Exhibited: ‘Terrain & Conflict: Repercussions’, Young Gallery, Salisbury, November 10, 2018 – December 29, 2018

During World War II, Rudolf Sauter was an Army Welfare Officer under South Eastern Command. Although he was never an official war artist the events he witnessed informed his work.

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THE ARTIST

Sauter, Rudolf

1895 – 1977

Painter, printmaker, illustrator and poet. Father was Georg Sauter, an artist from Bavaria. During WW1 Rudolph was interned at Alexandra Palace, (from 1918-19), on account of the fact that his father Georg (who had already been interned in Prison in Wakefield in 1919) was German by birth. His mother was Lilian Galsworthy, daughter of John Galsworthy, the novelist and creator of The Forsyte Saga. Rudolph developed strong literary interests and illustrated John Galsworthy’s works. He painted a portrait of Galsworthy in 1927. He exhibited at the Royal Academy, the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours and the Pastel Society. When his work was shown at the Salon in Paris, he was awarded an Honourable Mention. His work was shown widely in the provinces and in America. He had one-man shows in London and New York.

His work is held by the National Portrait Gallery, the RWA and the Ferens Art Gallery in Hull. Much of his work was destroyed by a fire in the 1980s. There is a significant collection in private hands in South Africa. Although mostly a figurative painter, late in life he did a series of pastel abstracts. He celebrated his eightieth birthday with a glider flight. He lived at FORT WILLIAM, Butterow, near Stroud, Gloucestershire.

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Rudolf Sauter
Searchlights along the Thames Estuary, October 1940
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Bird’s-eye view over the Wing of an Aeroplane, circa 1945 (recto and verso)
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After the raid, circa 1940
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