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Joan Gillchrest 1918 - 2008. Church And Churchyard. Framed Oil On Board.


£8,985 | $11,393 USD | €10,227 EUR
Item Number: SA1028100
Date of manufacture: Later than 1960
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Big Sky Fine Art
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Joan Gillchrest.
English ( b.1918 - d.2008 ).
Church and Churchyard.
Oil on Board. Signed.
Image size 33.9 inches x 21.8 inches ( 86cm x 55.5cm ).
Frame size 42.3 inches x 30.3 inches ( 107.5cm x 77cm ).
Available for sale from Big Sky Fine Art in the English county of Dorset, this original oil painting by Joan Gillchrest dates from around the late 1960s.
The painting is presented and supplied undisturbed in its original hand painted frame (which is shown in these photographs) and mount. (The mount possibly hiding a date beneath the signature).
This vintage painting is in very good condition, commensurate with its age. It wants for nothing and is supplied ready to hang and display.
Previously with the Tony Sanders Gallery, Penzance in May 1993.
Joan Gillchrest was one of Mousehole’s and Cornwall’s most recognised and celebrated artists. Her vibrant art sits firmly alongside other great artists of the St. Ives School from the 1960s. She was born into a wealthy and illustrious family of eminent architects and always loved architecture herself. She said that buildings were “in her blood” and painted many of the churches and chapels of the Penwith peninsular. She had a long and interesting life, being both glamourous and bohemian, working as a model and mixing in the artistic circle of her day. As a very private person she never really understood the professional success she enjoyed and was bemused by the demand for her work. She said that she painted in order to give people enjoyment and rarely visited exhibitions, not wanting to be influenced by the work of others. She did not suffer fools gladly, but was warm, loving and generous to those who knew her. She built up a tremendous following and is recognised today as being one in a distinguished line of British naïve expressionists. From 1958 she lived and worked in Mousehole and in 1963 she put up the first string of lights outside her home at Christmas. Now, every year the village and its harbour are illuminated, and the event draws large crowds. This is just one of the enduring legacies from this extraordinary woman.
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This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as Later than 1960.


Height = 107.5 cm (42.3")
Width = 77 cm (30.3")
Depth = 0 cm (0.0")

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