Artist John Cecil Stephenson: Untitled, circa 1944

Artist John Cecil Stephenson (1889-1965): Untitled, circa 1944

John Cecil Stephenson (1889-1965):
Untitled, circa 1944
Framed (ref: 878)
Signed with studio stamp to reverse
Collage and watercolour, 6 1/2 x 5 in. (16.5 x 12.7 cm.)

See all works by John Cecil Stephenson watercolour Abstract Art

Provenance: Private Collection

In a gilded shadow box frame.

During the Second World War Stephenson hovered between figurative and abstract art often combining pure colour fields with strong lines defining the edge of  the composition.  Sometimes, as in this example,  the colours were applied as collage, a technique shown to Stephenson by his friend Ben Nicholson.  Stylistically this work can be compared with Blue and Yellow Figure (circa 1946) (see Guthrie, John Cecil Stephenson, 1997, p. 139).

We are grateful to Conor Mullan for assistance.