Kenneth Holmes OBE ARCA, Kiln near West Runton, Norfolk - Mid-C20th watercolour




An original mid-20th-century watercolour painting, Kenneth Holmes OBE ARCA  Kiln near West Runton, Norfolk Coast.

An interesting painting of brick kilns on the Norfolk coast by highly regarded artist Kenneth Holmes OBE ARCA (1902-1994).

In watercolour with graphite. On laid paper laid down on thin board.

Signed lower right.
Inscribed verso.
Age toning and foxing as shown.
23.5cm x 36.4cm.
Unframed.

Kenneth Holmes OBE ARCA (1902-1994) studied at Skipton School of Art, 1919-21, Leeds College of Art, 1921-23 and the Royal College of Art, London, 1923-27. After time travelling and studying in Italy, France and Holland, Holmes began a successful teaching career, which included posts at Croydon School of Art, Borough Polytechnic, Southwark, Huddersfield Technical College, and, most significantly, Leicester College of Art, which was by then recognised as one of the leading colleges in the country. Holmes had significant impact at Leicester College of Art, in particular developing connections between the college and commercial industry, and in the areas of architecture and textile design.

Holmes favoured landscapes, townscapes and architecture as his subjects, and he worked particularly in etching. He has had solo exhibitions across London, in Glasgow, Leicester and at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool. He also exhibited at the Royal Academy, the Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, and in an exhibition of War Artists held in the National Gallery, London. His work is held in a number of public collections in the UK and USA, including Tate, London, the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum of American Art, Washington and the collections of the Art Museums of Harvard and the National Gallery of Canada.

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Product code: JN-570


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