Walberswick from Southwold Rowland Fisher

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A good quality 20th Century oil on board of Walberswich from the Southwold side
unsigned but very much in the manner of the Gorleston artist Rowland Fisher
inscribed on the rear (very faintly) Bourlets label 16" x 22" in a contemporary painted white frame
Free delivery within U.K.

ROWLAND FISHER R.O.I. S.M.A. 1885-1969
Born in Gorleston, where he lived his whole life, Rowland Fisher was the son of a master mariner. He too originally wanted to go to sea, but was instead apprenticed to a timber yard where he worked for fifty years whilst painting in his spare time.
His lifelong love of ships, shown in many of his seascapes, meant that he became an expert ship modeller. He sat for many hours in his house overlooking the harbour and watched the waves, skies and gulls. He is best known for his marine works in oil and watercolour, although he also painted Norfolk landscapes and well as continental scenes.
He helped to found the Great Yarmouth and District Society of Artists and, following painting holidays, was elected a member of the St Ives Society of Artists.
He won the Watts prize in 1949 for the best picture portraying men working at sea. He was later made a member of ROI. He has influenced many of the later East Anglian landscape artists.
Exhibitions Include:
The RA 1949, The RBA, RI, RWS as well as in Europe and East Anglia.

Date1960s Codeas896a041 / 10055 PriceSOLD StatusFor Sale SellerSuffolk Gallery Telephone01379 586134 or 07906 716158Non UK callers :+44 1379 586134 or +44 7906 716158Emailjohnharbottle@btinternet.com


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