Rimini: The Opera House 1945

  • About the artist
    Sir William Coldstream was born in Northumberland and attended the Slade School of Art from 1926-1929. In 1937 he co-founded the Euston Road School of painting with Claude Rogers and Victor Pasmore to paint ‘socially relevant’ subjects in a realist manner. He became Slade Professor of Fine Art in 1949 and, as a key art world official, he was appointed a trustee of the National Gallery in 1948 and of the Tate in 1949. He was awarded the CBE in 1952 and knighted in 1956. He worked very slowly, often only producing a few large paintings a year. As a result, his work was rarely shown in large solo exhibitions and his 1962 retrospective was his first one-person exhibition. Coldstream’s work is held in numerous public collections.
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    Title
    Rimini: The Opera House 1945
    Date
    1945
    Medium
    Oil on canvas
    Dimensions
    height: 65.00 cm, width: 79.00 cm
    Acquisition
    Presented via the Imperial War Museum, War Artists' Advisory Committee, April 1946
    Inscription
    none visible
    GAC number
    122