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19th, & 20th & 21st Century Artists

Lincoln Joyce pride themselves on the level of research carried out on every one of their paintings. Apart from the usual team of experts behind us, restorers, conservators and framers, we also have a genealogist who assists in tracking the lives of the artists.

It is often as exciting to find as yet undiscovered information about an artist or discover the location or name of a ship in a picture as it is to find the painting itself. We leave no stone unturned to add additional facts of interest to the pictures we aquire. We may be able to help you with some you already own.

Below is just a small selection of some of the artists, whose work we currently hold:

Little Venice
Alan Simpson RSMA
1941 - 2007
14 x 20 ins

  West Country Dock
George Ayling RI SMA
(1887- 1960)

7 x 10 ins
Alan Simpson RSMA (1941 - 2007)
Born in 1941 Alan Simpson lived on the South Coast of England and drew the inspiration for his paintings from the many ports and harbours along the South, West and East Anglian coasts. He had a great love of the sea and was principally a marine painter, although his work did embrace landscape and architectural subjects and indeed anything that stimulates an idea. Working in a variety of media Watercolour. Oil, Pastel and Acrylic, he usually allowed the subject to demand the medium to be used the medium that expresses the idea best. In the past, much of his time had been given to the development of painting holidays and courses both marine and landscape and although mostly located in the UK, the courses took him to France, Italy, Spain, Gibraltar and the magical landscape of Kashmir. In 1979 he was elected a member of the Royal Society of Marine Artists and his diploma painting is in the permanent collection and custody of the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich. Exhibitions in the UK include the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Southampton Civic Art Gallery, and the Mall Gallery in London. He exhibited for many years in America and Canada and was represented in an exhibition of marine painting at the Mystic Seaport, Connecticut and several West Coast Galleries. In Canada he had exhibited at the Richard Beard Gallery and at the Harrison Galleries, Vancouver. In May 1997 he was one of fourteen artists invited by the Jewish National Fund to tour Israel to gather sketches and paintings to be included in a gala exhibition celebrating the 50th anniversary of the founding of Israel. The exhibition toured London, Liverpool and Glasgow in 1998. His work has been purchased by the Poole Harbour Commissioners, Royle Publications and is included in many private collections. His biographical references can be found in '20th Cent. British Marine Painting' by Denys Brook-Hart, "Watercolour Step By Step" by Hazel Harrison, " Who's Who In Art" by The Art Trade Press and "Celebration of Marine Art" by Blandford Press. Alan died after a short illness on 25th June 2007. He will be sadly missed, as a gentle man and a great artist.
   George Ayling RI SMA (1887 - 1960)
George Ayling was a marine and landscape artist who was born in London, although he started to work in the family boatbuilding business he was later to study art, his great passion, at Putney Art School. George Ayling was a member of the Chelsea Arts Club, the Art Workers' Guild, a member of the Wapping Group and was their President in 1960. George exhibited at the Royal Academy, Royal Institute of Oil Painters, New English Art Club and New Grosvenor Gallery. In addition to painting he taught Art in Middlesex, living in Kew in London close to the river he loved. George Ayling died in hospital in Guildford.

Ashton Cannell FRSA RSMA ARD UA (1927 - 1994)
Edward Ashton Cannell was born in the Isle of Man 12th September 1927 and attended the School of Art there and at Liverpool College of Art. He taught at Isle of Man School of Art and became head of art at Rutherford School of Art in London schools as well as a senior assessor for Metropolitan Regional Examinations Board. He started to paint full time in 1973, carrying out commissions for various companies including British Petroleum, Foyles, Cassells and Bass International. He was a member of the Royal Society of Marine Artists, London Sketch Club, BWS and the Wapping Group. He exhibited at the Royal Academy and the Paris Salon where he won a silver medal in 1973, a gold in 1975 . He was a helper at St Mary's Hospital, Paddington and a counselor and helper at the Lighthouse Project for Aids. He lived in London and died there in February 1994, He was cremated on 24th February at Kensal Green Crematorium, many members of the Wapping Group attended.

Snowfall Aston Cannell FRSA RSMA ARD UA
(1927 - 1994)

12 x 19 0ins

Wilfred Moody Fryer RI SMA (1891 - 1968)
Wilfred Moody Fryer was born at Marylebone on 4th April 1891. At the age of fifteen he secured a place in the Bradford School of Art where his draughtsmanship and sense of colour quickly attracted attention. At eighteen he was chosen from among his fellow students to fill the post of apprentice in the Art Department of a Bradford firm of printers, where he spent five happy and extremely formative years. In 1914 at the age of twenty three he married and bought his wife Elsie to live in Parkview Road Croydon. For some ten years he worked in the advertising world in London tackling wide variety of subjects in almost every medium, an experience which gave him his remarkable versatility. In 1933 he became a free-lance commercial artists and was able to devote more time to painting subjects of his own choosing. His figure drawing was outstandingly good and when he painted to please himself he loved to introduce figures into his landscapes and seascapes.Some three to four years later he joined the Croydon Art Society and soon became well known in the Croydon district. Shortly after the second world war he became a founder member of the Society of Marine Artists - (later to become the Royal Society of Marine Artists) - and a founder member also of the Wapping Group of Artists A few years later he was elected a member of both the Langham Sketch Club and the London Sketch Club and in 1960 he was made a member of the Royal Institute of Painter in Watercolour. His pictures have been shown in every major exhibition in London , including, in addition to his regular contributions to the RSMA and the RI, The Royal Academy, the Royal Society of British Artist. Britain in Watercolour and the Olympia Boat Shows, and have been shown widely in Europe and America. His work reflected his own character exactly - friendly, honest, wholly sincere and completely free from any gimmickry. He was Chairman of the Langham Sketch Club and President of the Wapping Group from 1961 - 1968.

Sunshine and Shadows
Wilfred Moody Fryer RI SMA
9.5 x 13.5 ins



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