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 overshadowed by their more fashionable contemporaries.
Since then I have been unable to locate anymore works by this artist until quite recently a life long friend of his suggested I should meet him. On arriving at his beautiful countryside house in Gloucestershire, I immediately felt like a small child in a candy shop unable to take my eyes off the walls, for there hung a mesmerising combination oflandscape, figure, interior and still lifes that were painted in a variety of different styles that it was hard to believe they were all by the same artist. I immediately decided to purchase as many as I possibly could, taking the rest on consignment and am now planning to put on a “Still life and Interiors” exhibition with George’s works headlining it this November at our Mayfair gallery (who I share with my father, European antique picture frame dealer, Paul Mitchell). I also plan to take a number of his pictures to the upcoming BADA art fair situated at the Duke of York Square, just off Sloane Square. For anyone who would like to receive tickets / invitations to any of these, please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org
Below are further examples of works by George;
Belgian born, he moved to London and attended the Central School of Art & Design. He was taught by Bernard Meninsky to study the Old Masters – turning first to artists such as Cézanne and Matisse where their influence is quite apparent in his paintings to then go further back to Masters of the Renaissance; Vermeer, Chardin, Velasquez, Corot and Titain.
He’s exhibited regularly throughout his life at the Royal Academy, the Royal Society of Portrait Painters and the Fine Art Society.
George is also a serious academic on the subject of art, having written essays on Lucien Freud, Vermeer etc..
For full biography, please visit his pages on my website.