A rare opportunity to acquire a truly terrific ORIGINAL Bratby. English painter, writer and teacher. He studied at the Kingston College of Art (194850) and later at the Royal College of Art (19514), where he was awarded a bursary to travel in Italy. However, he was not very stimulated by the art he saw there and subsequently preferred not to travel; his taste for domestic life in England is reflected in his painting. He worked in a harsh realist style, applying the paint thickly in vibrant colours, and portraying sometimes ugly and desperate faces.He primarily chose his family as subjects and incorporated all the clutter of urban domestic life in his paintings. It was this concern with social realism that brought Bratby into contact with Jack Smith, Edward Middleditch (b 1923) and Derrick Greaves (b 1927), and these artists became the main exponents of the Kitchen sink school. However, while the Kitchen Sink artists shared a desire to depict the banality of a working-class domestic environment, Bratbys use of colours and his more middle-class surroundings distinguished his style from that of his peers. Bratby taught for two brief periods. In the late 1960s he started a series of portraits of celebrities, including the actress Billie Whitelaw; the series developed into a Hall of Fame during the 1970s.
He painted cityscapes on trips abroad in the 1980s but concentrated on self-portraits and portraits of his second wife, in intimate poses and with bright colours and an economy of line. Bratby was also a successful novelist. Certain works have Certificates of Authentication and this will be noted in the listing. Unless specified in the listing this artwork has no documentation, necessitating the sale'as is' and'd'apres. We do our very best to describe all items as they are, but antique, vintage and/or pre-owned items may show signs of wear due to age and/or use.
If all is well please leave feedback, as we have done for you, so we are aware that you have received your goods. The item "John Bratby Original Rare Vintage Oil Painting Portrait Signed" is in sale since Friday, February 24, 2017. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings".The seller is "artcollectors16" and is located in United Kingdom. This item can be shipped worldwide.: No