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Margaret O. Hole (1919-2012) - Mid 19th Century Oil, Drapes With Nude

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A fine study of drapery in oil with a glimpse of a nude figure. This unusual composition is a new take on a life study and focuses on the surrounding fabric. The artist has used her signature graphic line work, echoing Braques fragmentation of life.

The painting is unsigned and presented in a textured grey frame with gilt inner window. There is a label at the reverse with the artist's biography.

On board.


The painting has minor dirtying to the surface. The frame is in fine condition.


22.4 x 16cm (8.8" x 6.3")
Framed Size: 29.4 x 22.5cm (11.6" x 8.9")

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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 qi715
Artist Margaret O. Hole (1919-2012)
Date Mid 19th Century
Dimensions 22.4 x 16cm
Medium Oil
Style Realism
Subject Nudes
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