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19th, 20th & 21st Century Artists

Sydney Vale FRSA (1916 - 1991)
Sydney Vale was born in 1916, an artist of outstanding ability in all media, but better know for his masterly and sympathetic handling of the most difficult watercolour, excelling in the atmospheric quality that is the hallmark of his work. Sydney Vale was essentially an on the spot painter. Norfolk was a favorite of his, but he could be seen at work on many location. His many pupils benefited in learning the technique of painting the delicate medium of watercolour to bring out the intrinsic beauty of the subject. His articles on painting, expressed in his own personal style, are helpful to mature students as well as beginners, as were the well attended demonstrations that proved so popular. His work is well known in London shows and of the Wapping Group of Artists. He was a member of Langham Sketch Club and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Sydney Vale died on 5th October 1991

Sydney Vale FRSA 1916-1991 50th Anniversary Dunkirk watercolour 14 x 20 inches


David Jan Gardiner Curtis ROI RSMA
David Curtis was born on 15th June 1948 and educated at Doncaster Grammar School and is a self taught artist, designer and teacher, he paints in watercolour and oil. He served an apprenticeship and later became the head of an engineering design team for Hawker Siddeley. He commenced to paint full-time in 1988. His work is in many collections worldwide including Doncaster Museum; Sultanate of Oman; Rockefeller Institute, New York and he has completed many commissions including HM Crown Commissioners and Cavalry & Guards Club. David has taught many art clubs and produced instructional videos and books, he taught part time at Doncaster Faculty of Art and Design. His exhibitions include many one man shows as well as the Royal Academy, Royal Society of Painters in Watercolour, Royal Society of Marine Artists, New English Art Club, Royal Society of Oil Painters and the Royal Watercolour Society; he won the Singer Friedlander/Sunday Times watercolour competition, 1st prizewinner in 1992, 2nd prizewinner in 1997.

David Jan Gardiner Curtis ROI RSMA
Welcome Shade at Art in Action 2005

oil 12 x 10 ins

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