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Margaret O. Hole (1919-2012) - Contemporary Oil, Shanty Town By The Sea

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A muted oil on board showing a conglomerate of shanty town huts by a blue sea. The artist has signed to the reverse and there is a label attached with the artist's biography. On board.


The condition is typical for a picture of this age including some discolouration. There is a light vertical scratch to the middle of the painting and a deeper vertical scratch to the upper left corner. There is some wear to the corners of the board.


31.6 x 39cm (12.4" x 15.4")
Sheet: 34.4 x 42cm (13.5" x 16.5")

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Sulis Fine Art is delighted to present a collection of works by the British artist Margaret O. Hole (1919-2012).

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Artist Biography

Margaret O. Hole was born in 1919. As a student after the war at the Central School of Art & Design, she had a studied textile design but changed to painting upon realizing her true passion. For some years Hole worked as a portrait painter, exhibiting at the Royal Academy, Royal Society of Portrait Painters, the Paris Salon and various other galleries.

Hole's main inspiration from childhood was in botany and astronomy. As her career progressed the bulk of her paintings became more abstracted. She focused her practice on variations of natural forms such as plants, fungi and shells.

Hole studies and became one of the early practitioners of Art Therapy, working in mental hospitals and prisons. A number of her paintings were acquired recently by the Bethlem Museum of the Mind.

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Code qi718
Artist Margaret O. Hole (1919-2012)
Date Contemporary
Dimensions 31.6 x 39cm
Medium Oil
Style Naive
Subject Architecture & Cityscapes
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