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Douglas Wilson Young corn

Douglas Wilson (born 1936)
Young corn
Signed, inscribed with title on old label to reverse
Oil on board
16 x 20 inches
20½ x 24 inches with frame


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An instantly appealing image of an English country house viewed across a sweep of young corn with the spear-like shadow of the oak tree cutting into the picture space.


Douglas Wilson (b.1936) studied at Farnham School of Art, then with Percy Horton at Oxford University, 1959–62, where his teachers also included Lawrence Toynbee and Geoffrey Rhoades. He went on to teach, at Wirral College of Art and at Lord Wandsworth College, 1969–74. Exhibited widely, including RBA, RCamA, Liverpool Academy, Thackeray Gallery and elsewhere, his one-man shows including Bluecoat Gallery in Liverpool and Highgate Fine Art, 2001. Wilson shared a show with Frederick Gore there in 2003, with another solo exhibition in 2004. The meticulous juxtaposition of plants and houses and depiction of light and weather infused Wilson’s fine landscapes with a surreal quality. Lived in Newport, Shropshire.


Examples of his work can be found in numerous private and public collections including the Williamson Art Gallery and the The Shire Hall Gallery, Staffordshire. See the ArtUK website.


Source: Artists in Britain Since 1945 by David Buckman

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