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John Cherrington (1931-2015) - 1962 Oil, Elderly Lady with a Stick



A vibrant and emotive portrait in oil of an elderly lady with a stick and bright red shoes, by the listed British artist John Cherrington (1931-2015). Cherrington has combined expressive and loose brushwork with finer details, to produce an expressive and interesting character study. On board.


In very good condition overall. Only minor paint loss to the lower corners, and scuffing to the edges.


58.3 x 31.2cm (23" x 12.3")
Sheet: 63 x 37.9cm (24.8" x 14.9")

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Artist Biography

John Cherrington was born in 1931. He studied at Hornsea Art College, and moved to Paris at the age of 16 to study art and art history. Cherrington served in the Army for eight years, and afterwards qualified as an art teacher. He taught art in London until moving to Herefordshire in 1977.

Cherrington was a prolific but relatively unknown painter, due to his shyness and unwillingness to put forward his work. Despite this reluctance, many of his paintings were accepted by the Royal Society of Portrait Painters between 1969 and 1974. His wonderful sketches of local characters are full of expression and talent. He produced paintings of bulls for local farmers, and was known to sketch customers in pubs.

Cherrington said his art was “stimulated by the visual world around him, which he found both tormenting and marvellous”.

Cherrington passed away in 2015 in North Wales.

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Code pp383
Artist John Cherrington (1931-2015)
Date 1962
Dimensions 58.3 x 31.2cm
Medium Oil
Style Realism
Subject Portrait
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