Category Archives: 20th Century

Terry Watts: art, nature and the Romantic

The Romantic movement in art grew out of an increased interest in the sublime and in picturesque notions of nature in the late 18th century. Before that, anything beyond the walls of the estate or garden had been regarded as … Continue reading

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George Weissbort

George Weissbort, Self portrait with beard, 1973 George Weissbort, whose work we are delighted to present in our gallery, sadly died during the summer, aged 85.  A charming man, his knowledge of the Old Masters was informed by hours (literally … Continue reading

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Superb artist – George Weissbort

George Weissbort (1928-) encapsulates precisely what Mark Mitchell Paintings & Drawings is all about and is the very reason why I set up this company –  to bring back into the spotlight talented and highly trained artists who have often been … Continue reading

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New acquisition – Bernard Finegan Gribble (1873 – 1962) ‘Elegant woman in a plumed hat’

The painting I would like to review this week is the stunning Edwardian portrait we have recently acquired by the late English artist, Bernard Finegan Gribble. Having recently exhibited at The Winter Fine Art and Antiques Fair at Olympia, this picture … Continue reading

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New Acquisition by Edward Wesson (1910-1983)

This is another gem from the late British artist, Edward Wesson. His subject matter normally consists of painting the East Anglian empty skies, (of which we have five other pictures of). Instead here he’s focused on the buildings and monuments(including … Continue reading

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New acquisition – Gustaf Olof Olle Hjortzberg

This beautiful still life is by the late Swedish artist, Gustaf Olof Olle Hjortzberg (1872-1959). The composition derives from the japoniste paintings of the late 19th and early 20th century. Similarity can be drawn to Carl Larsson’s works in the clarity … Continue reading

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