The Old Wall
Oil on canvas1965
About the work
During the 1960s, Ridgewell repeatedly explored the subject and composition of the ‘old wall’ in his work. In 1966, an exhibition of his paintings at the former Mansard Art Gallery at Heal and Son Ltd, London, included the works, Old Wall and Landscape, Old Wall II and Painting on Wall.
About the artist
John Ridgewell was born in Halstead, Essex. He studied at the Colchester School of Art (1954–58) and at the Royal College of Art (1958–61). He went on to teach at Scarborough School of Art up to 1966, after which he focused on painting landscapes, notable for their often unconventional viewpoints and compositions. Ridgewell participated in group exhibitions in London at the New Art Centre, Piccadilly Gallery and the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. Solo shows were held in York (1963, 1990 and 1993). He died in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk in 2004.
John Ridgewell (1937 - 2004)
- The Old Wall
- Oil on canvas
- height: 101.70 cm, width: 127.00 cm
- Presented by Cabot Carbon Ltd., September 2009
- lr: J Ridgewell / 65
- Collection of Cabot Carbon Ltd., Ellesmere Port; by whom presented to the Government Art Collection in September 2009
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