Stuart Scott Somerville (1908-1983)
View on the Suffolk coast, near Dunwich
Oil on canvas
16 x 23½ inches
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An atmospheric view of the Suffolk coast with wonderful flourishes to the billowing sky.
Stuart Scott Somerville, was born at Arksey, Doncaster, the son of artist and collector Charles Somerville and was a brother to the artist Peggy Somerville. Stuart was educated at home and studied under his father. A painter of floral paintings in the Old Master manner, landscapes, figures and interiors, he exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1925 aged 17 and continued exhibiting there until 1961. He also exhibited at the Royal Institute of Oil Painters; Royal Hibernian Academy; Royal Scottish Academy and the Fine Art Society and elsewhere. A member of Ipswich Art Club 1946-1966, he exhibited from his home at Newbourne Hall, near Woodbridge, Suffolk.