August 10th, 2016
The letter is E for Sir Alfred East
Sir Alfred East was born on the 15th of December 1844 in Kettering, Northamptonshire. He studed at the Glasgow School of Art but was in his late thirties when he left the family shoe making business for the precarious calling of professional artist.
For the next thirty years he immortalized the rich landscape of Britain,
and was known as a 'lyrical' painter.
The Reedy Mere and Sunlit Hills
His romantic landscapes show the influence of the Barbizon school and in 1906 he published a book, "The Art of Landscape Painting in Oil Colour".
The Lonely Road
An Autumn Afterglow
Alfred East achieved honours worldwide.
He was awarded a knighthood in 1910 by King Edward V11,
I would love to have the Reedy Mere and Sunlit Hills hanging in my home!!!
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