Flower Piece

Stanley Grimm (1891 - 1966)

Oil on canvas

1924

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  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Singapore
    City: Singapore
    Place: British High Commission
    A leafy bouquet of orange and white blooms bursts out from a green vase placed on a table with apples on either side. In 1930, The Sunday Times described Stanley Grimm as ‘…an instinctive painter with a large way of looking at things and a downright way of setting them down’. Born in London, Grimm was raised by relatives in Russia when he was orphaned at an early age. He studied at Riga Art School in Latvia (1910–13) and in Munich (1913–14) where he was strongly influenced by the Blaue Reiter group. When the First World War broke out, Grimm was interned at Ruhleben until 1916. In 1918 he was retained in Russia to produce propaganda imagery for the Bolshevik authorities for the anniversary of the revolution. Grimm returned to London on a smuggler’s fishing boat, becoming a fashionable portrait painter, who also specialised in landscapes and floral still lifes.
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  • Details
    Title
    Flower Piece
    Date
    1924
    Medium
    Oil on canvas
    Dimensions
    height: 61.00 cm, width: 51.00 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from the artist's son, January 1979
    Inscription
    bl: Grimm
    GAC number
    14379