Harry Harvey Clarke (1869-1948)
Storm Clouds over a Valley

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Price: £4200

oil on canvas, signed and dated 1915, 28ins x 36ins , 38ins x 46ins (framed)  Landscape painter who was born in Upton Park, Essex. Studied at the Slade School (1906-11) under Tonks.  A pacifist during WW1 he served with the British Red Cross , won Italy's highest medal for gallantry and was an official War Artist on the Italian front. An actor and a singer , he had a successful stage career, which left him time to paint and travel. Greatly influenced by the work of Gauguin, this was work reflected in some of his landscapes. He had a one man show at the Carfax Gallery in 1912 and also showed at the Leicester Galleries . After his death there was an Arts Council exhibition in 1952 followed by one at Matthiesen Gallery in 1955 and in 1966 at the Upper Grosvenor Galleries. The Tate gallery, Imperial war Museum and Arts Council hold examples of his work.
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