Ben Graham (Douglas Houzen Pinder), Dartmoor - Early 20th-century watercolour




An original early 20th-century watercolour painting, Ben Graham (Douglas Houzen Pinder) River Dart, Dartmoor.

An atmospheric Dartmoor landscape by Cornwall artist Douglas Houzen Pinder (1886-1949) who signed his Dartmoor subjects 'Ben Graham'.

Signed lower right.
Inscribed lower left.
Some slight age toning and the odd spot of foxing. There is a repaired 2cm tear in the sky to the left-hand side of the sheet. There are paper remnants across the back of the sheet from historically being laid down.
25.1cm x 35.8cm.
Unframed.

Douglas Houzen Pinder (1886-1949) painted in oils and more frequently in watercolour, favouring coastal views, moorland landscapes and desert scenes. Believed to have been born in Derbyshire, his family moved to Newquay by 1901, where Pinder was articled to a local architect. During the First World War he was a Conscientious Objector. Later he was sponsored to go to Egypt to paint a number of Desert Scenes from the station at Base Said. Pinder lived at Horrabridge on Dartmoor for around two years, where he painted moorland scenes, which he often signed 'Ben Graham’. By 1930 he was living again in Newquay. He did not exhibit with art societies, preferring to handle his own work in Newquay. He did not own a car, so travelled by bicycle along the north Cornish coast, with his painting equipment attached to his bike’s crossbar.

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Product code: JN-576


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