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GRIFFITH, FRANK (1889-1979)

Rose and carnations

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1934, Oil on canvas, still life, stamped atelier Frank Griffith

GF07

45 x 42 cm (approx. 16.5 x 17.7 inches)

20th century British Figurative painter

Frank Griffith was born in Wales. In 1895 the family moved to Folkestone. Highly individual painter and draughtsman of portraits, landscapes and still life.  He studied and worked in Paris.  Once there he became friends with Belgium artist Theo van Rysselberghe and the post impressionist Paul Signac.  

On his return to London he studied under Walter Sickert at Rowlandson House in London as part of the Fitzroy Street Group.The Fitzroy group was an organisation created to promote and support artists. Established in 1907 by Walter Sickert and merged with the Camden Town group to form the London group.  In the mid 20s he moved back to France and adopted continental techniques. 
He returned to England and finally settled in Evershot near Dorchester from 1954. He died in Newmarket aged 89.
Exhibitions included Baille Gallery, London Salon to name a few.

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