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MORE GEORGE George Cunningham Sheffield Artist.
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Condition: New Subject: Auto/Biography
Language: English Format: Hardback
Time Period: 20th Century



Autobiography of


Born Sheffield 1924

Died  1996


138 Pages, 12" by 9" Hallamshire Press Ltd    ISBN1-874718-02-4

A lovely hardback book, full of Georges observations, sketches and paintings of SHEFFIELD and surrounding places that interested him.

"Cutler turned artist, George Barringer Cunningham was born near the Lansdowne Theatre on London Road in 1924, the son and grandson of pickle makers. When he was eight illness confined him to hospital for six months and for more than a year afterwards he was unable to attend school. George spent this time roaming the streets, running errands and accompanying his father delivering pickles in the Sheffield of the 1930s. This period had a great influence on him, creating a storehouse full of memories of the people, pubs, tramcars, shops and factories that now enrich his paintings.

George started work in the cutlery trade at 14 and worked at Viners as a die sinker until the factory closed. He then decided to become a full-time artist, which had been his hobby for a number of years. Whilst he was an amateur artist he formed a relationship with Sheffield-based picture dealers Hibbert Brothers and they encouraged and guided him with his career.

In the early days he painted mainly in oils, as the painting of Eyam, sold at ELR in 2001, showed in a manner akin to the post impressionists; it was only later on, for commercial reasons, that he painted more topographical subjects in watercolour.

All his home and working life, until his death in 1996, had been spent within a few miles of the Town Hall – even wartime service took him only as far as a rocket gun battery at Shirecliffe. His love of the countryside in all seasons meant that a tranquil village scene, bustling city street or lonely moorland road all had an equal place in his affections and his work.

George Cunningham's exhibition in 1986 was a resounding success at which all his paintings sold very quickly, along with a great number of prints over the next few years. His pictures can now be seen hanging in boardrooms, banks, executive suites and private collections and the limited signed editions of his prints are immensely popular both in this country and overseas and are already becoming sought after as collector's items.

When the Royal Victoria work went under the hammer it carried an estimate of 9,000-11,000 and interest was expected to be considerable. The auction will be live on the internet, with a webcam for sound and vision.

Selling on behalf of : THORNBERRY ANIMAL SANCTUARY, The Stables, Todwick Road North Anston Sheffield South Yorkshire S25 3SE United Kingdom We are an animal sanctuary struggling to continue our work of rescuing and caring for the abused and abandoned animals of South Yorkshire. Our 'no kill' policy means that our weekly vet bills average £3000! Your successful bid will help us in our vital work and make a difference for our animals. You can find out more about us by clicking in the DESCRIPTION box, eBay for Charity near the TOP of this page on the blue wording Thornberry Animal Sanctuary

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