John Ivor Stewart PPPS (1936-2018) - Contemporary Watercolour, Budding Poppies
DescriptionA striking botanical watercolor of impressive size, showing wonderfully bright plume poppy flowers surrounded by greenery and opening buds. The artist has signed to the lower right corner. On wove.
The painting is in fine condition. The mount has some denting and creasing to all four corners.
71.2 x 51cm (28" x 20.1")
Sulis Fine Art is proud to bring you a selection of wonderfully executed works by the artist John Ivor Stewart (1936-2018). Provenance: Purchased directly from the descendants of the artist.
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John Ivor Stewart (1936-2018) was born in Northern Ireland Co Antrim in July 1936. He studied at Belfast College of Art 1956-60, Reading University for his ATD in 1960, and later the Cardiff College of Art for his ADAE 1973-74. He was a founder member of the Society of Botanical Artists 1982, and was elected a member of the Pastel Society in 1987. He won the Major Prize as a non-member in 1986 and twice again as a member in 1992 and 1997.
In his time as a member of the Pastel Society, he served as Honorary Treasurer and Membership Secretary, and was elected President 2009-12. Until 2017, he held the post of Education Officer for the Pastel Society. He retired as a full-time art teacher at Frensham Heights in 1990.
His paintings in the Societies' exhibitions were uninhibited and full of passion, showing his admiration for women and his love of flowers and botanical studies. In conversations, he often expressed sadness at the disengagement from the voluptuousness in certain aspects of British art.
|Artist||John Ivor Stewart PPPS (1936-2018)|
|Dimensions||71.2 x 51cm|
|Subject||Floral & Botanical|
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