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James Stuart Park (1862 - 1933)

Geraniums, circa 1890

SKU: 8011
Signed
Oil on canvas

Size:
Height – 50.8cm
Width – 40.7cm

DESCRIPTION

Provenance:
Craibe Angus, The Fine Art Society, The Fortunoff Collection
Presentation:
framed



Park specialised in painting arrangements of flowers, usually agains a dark background. Here, the thickness of the paint and the contrast between the brilliant red and white of the flower petals and the dark brown of the background is incredibly striking.

A similar painting of Geraniums is in the Kirkcaldy Art Gallery:


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THE ARTIST

Park, James Stuart

1862 – 1933

Painter, born in Kidderminster, Worcestershire of Scottish parents, brought up in Ayrshire. He attended Glasgow School of Art, his parents having returned to Scotland soon after his birth. Park furthered his studies in Paris with Lefebvre, Cormon and Boulanger. He was a colleague of the Glasgow Boys, sharing a studio with David Gauld and James Kay. He exhibited at the RSA and GI, RSW, Connell & Sons and in England at the RA, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, MAFA and Baillie Gallery.

Park specialised in painting arrangements of flowers, usually agains a dark background.

He was largely noted for his flower studies, in particular roses. He also painted a limited series of head and shoulder studies of young girls, surrounded by flowers.

Examples of his work are to be found in the collection of the Dick Institute and Lillie Art Gallery, Milngavie and Dundee City Art Galleries and Museums.

He is referred to as Stuart Park.

With thanks to artbiogs.co.uk

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James Stuart Park (1862 - 1933)
Geraniums, circa 1890