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19th, 20th & 21st Century Artists
DEREK BROWN (1924-2009)
Derek was born in London in 1924. After leaving the army in 1947 he first trained as a dentist. It was not until the death of his father in 1954, who himself was an artist, that Derek began to paint, mainly in oils. For the most part self taught, he received his initial training at Heatherley School of Fine Art and was influenced at that time by the Australian Impressionist painter Hayward Veal. He had his first One Man Exhibition in 1972. After several years of group exhibitions and One Man Shows in Surrey he became, in 1984, a full-time professional artist showing his work at home and abroad. His paintings of flowers have a lightness of touch and vibrance of colour that defy the name "still" life. In an impressionist style Derek is able to portray the movement of light on the subject making colours dance and blend one with the other. Never formally set, his studies show a true delight and deep understanding of the matter in hand. Many of his paintings have been reproduced as limited edition prints and greetings cards. Derek lived in Cambridgeshire until his death in 2009.

Derek Brown Pansies

watercolour 8 x 10 inches

WILFRID KNOX 1884 - 1966

Wilfrid Knox was born in Handsworth, Birmingham in 1884.During the first world war he served as an engineer in the Royal Flying Corps. He painted under contract to Frost & Reed, but used the pseudonyms of A. D. Bell and R. MacGregor when selling to Birmingham dealers. He died at the age of 82 on the 30th October 1966. He painted in oil, gouache and watercolour and is mainly known for marines and landscapes. A major exhibition of his work was held in November 1987 at Harper Fine Paintings, Poynton, Cheshire.

Wilfrid Knox 1884 - 1966 Venice in the Mist
watercolour 11 x 17 inches


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