Early Emma FAULL (b1956) Ink,Pen & Watercolour Landscape of Chania Crete 1983
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A wonderful watercolour by the Scottish Artist Robert MacKECHNIE (1894-1975) . A Painter and Draughtsman who produced representational and abstract works.(see below). This abstract is a lovely landscape in watercolour on heavy paper. This was part of a series of watercolours entitled Britain in Watercolour . MacKechnie lived in RYE , East Sussex after moving from Italy and painted scenes of the Sussex Countryside as well as other parts of Britain. The colours are as vivid as the day they were painted which is c 1950s. The Artist has signed the painting lower left in pencil. Housed in a complimentary wooden frame there are various labels verso about the artist and the painting. Measures Frame 19×16” and the painting exposed area is 12 ½ “ x 9 ½ “. Robert Mackechnie (1894-1975). Painter and Draughtsman who produced representational and abstract works, born in Glasgow, where he studied at the Academy, then at Fettes College, Edinburgh. After a long debilitating bout of rheumatic fever MacKechnie was privately tutored, attend Oxford University, then gained his Diploma at Glasgow School of Art. He married a fellow-student, Margaret Barnard in 1923 and they live in Italy, where MacKechnie had a first solo Exhibition in 1924. Eventually returned to London where MacKechnie joined the RBA and Seven and Five Society and showed at RWS. From 1934 the MacKechnies lived in Rye, East Sussex (where in 1977 the Art Gallery gave him a memorial show), although in WWII in London he spent time in munitions – this had been his job in WWI in Coventry – and from 1948 with his wife, he rented a cottage annually above Positano, southern Italy, a benefit in coping with the asthma. Following a break in painting after a loss of memory in 1972, he returned to work producing unusual abstract watercolours. Early Emma FAULL (b1956) Ink,Pen & Watercolour Landscape of Chania Crete 1983
Early Emma FAULL (b1956) Ink,Pen & Watercolour Landscape of Chania Crete 1983
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This is an early EMMA FAULL Watercolour of Chania in Crete. Beautifully done with Water colours, Pen, and water soluble Ink. Now a highly respected artist who specialises in the Painting of Endangered Birds. I have contacted the Artist who informed me that this watercolour was painted when she lived in Greece for 6 years working with The British School at Athens which is the archaeological institute. In the summer of that year when Emma was in Knossos where she used to go off and paint when she could. Emma later began a bird painter which began when she was travelling around Greece .Thanks to Emma for confirming the provenance of the picture.
The painting itself is framed (32 x 28cm) is 20 x 15 cm and is Signed by the Artist “Emma Faull ’83’ on the bottom right. An Unusual piece to own of this noted Artist.
Emma Faull (b1956) started her working life with the British School of Archaeology in Greece. Having painted from early childhood, she is a watercolour painter of birds, capturing the detail and immediacy of birds in the wild, particularly endangered species. She has had solo exhibitions in many countries, and her paintings are in a number of permanent collections, including the Audubon Society in America, the National Museum in Athens and the Royal Collection here
She was educated at St Hilda’s College, Oxford, and in Greece. In 1986 she was commissioned by the Keeper of the Queen’s Pictures to paint a pair of bird pictures as a present from the Royal Household to Her Majesty for her 60th birthday. She has held numerous solo and shared exhibitions in Britain and abroad, produced Wedgewood plate designs of rainforest birds and published a book of Endangered Birds of the World with 200 colour prints of her paintings.
She has exhibited her work worldwide with over 20 solo shows. Her paintings are in many permanent collections, including the Audubon Society in the USA, the National Museum of Athens and over a dozen with HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.
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