Alan Latter
Alan Latter
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Alan Latter (born 1961)
 
Red chair
Signed and inscribed with title and dated ‘2020’ verso
Oil on canvas
18 x 14 inches

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Born in Islington in 1961, Alan Latter's work is influenced by Bloomsbury Group artists Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant and Fauvists Henri Matisse and Jean Puy. His paintings are inspired by his love of France which has come from his father, a Printer's Compositer and amateur painter who died in 1965 aged only 32. 

 

Given as a teenager his father's art equipment, art books and paintings he continues today in this vein by primarily using vintage brushes, palettes and frames.

 

Alan's paintings are as much about the subject as the decorative objects that can be found in the background, often discretely featuring blue, white and red as a reference to occupied France when displays of the Tricolor were forbidden as a symbol of Resistance.

 

His work records simple scenes and surroundings that exist now but could just as easily be set in the first half of the 20th century, adding a small object or two rooting them in the present. He paints in his Suffolk studio but has also painted in the Charente and the Dordogne where he has accepted several commissions.

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