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Hubert Arthur Finney (1905 - 1991)

Apples on a Branch

SKU: 10294
Signed. Black chalk and white highlights on grey paper.

Size:
Height – 31.8cm
Width – 51.6cm

DESCRIPTION

Provenance:
The Artist’s Estate; Private collection
Presentation:
folio
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THE ARTIST

Hubert Arthur Finney
Hubert Arthur
Finney
1905 - 1991

A reclusive figure whose work has remained largely unseen, Finney studied under Eric Gill before winning a scholarship to the Royal College of Art in the early 1920’s; his closest friends there were Charles Mahoney,(1903-1968), Gerald Ososki (1903-1981) and Barnett Freedman (1901-1958). Finney had the good fortune to attend the RCA as part of a golden generation, many of whom went on to become some of Britain’s best loved artists (amongst them Ravilious, Bawden, Hepworth, Moore, Dunbar, Sorrell, and Piper). After a travelling scholarship to Rome, in 1929, Finney returned to become a teacher at Chelsea School of Art – working alongside Henry Moore who was in charge of the Sculpture Department and Graham Sutherland, the Department of Design.

From 1927-1934 he exhibited at the NEAC. In 1935 his painting Mother and Child was acquired by Carlisle Art Gallery. During WW2 Finney worked for the light rescue service of the Civil Defense.

After the war he taught part time under Anthony Betts at Reading University and was in charge of life drawing there when he retired in 1970. Although he was reluctant to show his work he did exhibit at the RA Summer exhibition (in 1950 and 1954) and the Portrait Society and at The Paris Salon. A large solo exhibition took place at the University of Oxford’s Institute of Education in 1964, and at The Lightbox, Woking, in 2022.

We are grateful to Nicholas Finney and David Buckman for assistance.

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Venus, circa 1950
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Sunset over Milwaukee, 1966
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Madonna with Attendant Angel, circa 1950
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Self Portrait, c.1960
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Theatre Royal Haymarket by Night, circa 1955
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Dawn, 1966
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The Christmas Tree, (no 50, pastel)