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Sheep on the Bolton Moor

An oil on board painting by Brian Bradshaw depicting sheep on the Bolton Moors.

Signed and dated, 1960.
Brian Bradshaw was born in Bolton in 1923. He studied at the Bolton School of Art and the Manchester Regional College of Art.

In 1948 he won a scholarship to the Royal College of Art in London where he studied until in 1951. During his final year he won a silver medal for “Work of Special Distinction” at the college and the following year, his success continued wining a coveted Prix de Rome at the British Accademy in Rome, where he studied from 1951 to 1953.

During this time he was also elected as an Associate of the Royal Society of Painters, Etchers and Engravers.
In 1953 he moved to the Welsh mountains and held his first solo exhibition at the Salford City Art Gallery.

In 1955, Brian was appointed Vice Chairman of the British Parliamentary Committee on Art Education. He continued with this role until, in 1960, he moved to South Africa, and in 1964 formed the Grahamstown group of artists, a group that not only contained some of the most influential South African artists of that era, but also, under his tutelage, spawned a new generation of artists.

He continues to work splitting his time between his home in Wales, and South Africa.

Height: 33 1/4 in; 85 cm
Width 42 1/2 in; 108 cm

Reference: MTS051

Price: £5,900

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