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Hailing from Leeds originally myself, my ears – or rather eyes, in this case, if such a thing were possible – always prick up on mention of a Leeds artist. Philip Naviasky is one such, a prolific yet modest painter in oils, with the surprising accolade of being the youngest ever student to be accepted into the Royal Academy Schools, aged just eighteen. Leeds can now of course claim Damien Hirst, Leeds bred (although not born), and many others can be poached via Leeds School of Art – Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth, for example, being Yorkshire natives educated at the city’s art college.

Artist Spotlight: Philip Naviasky (1894-1936)

23 October, 2013, 06:10 | Antiques by Olivia Nicholls

Hailing from Leeds originally myself, my ears – or rather eyes, in this c ...

Francis Leveson-Gower was born on 1 January 1800. The simple clarity of his birth date contrasts with the confusing web of names associated with the man: Leveson-Gower, Egerton, Sutherland, Bridgewater, Ellesmere, Brackley. Appropriately, the man with many names also had many facets to his life and character.

Artist Spotlight: Lord Francis Leveson-Gower

4 October, 2013, 07:10 | Antiques by Olivia Nicholls

Francis Leveson-Gower was born on 1 January 1800. The simple clarity of his ...

The works by Gerald Coles are impressive and affecting because of his dramatic and monumental style. On closer inspection of his work, I have been struck by the formal comparison that can be made between Coles figures and other early twentieth century British sculptors. I set out to delve a bit deeper and various comparisons emerged.

Artist Spotlight: The Monumental Gerald Coles

24 August, 2013, 06:08 | Antiques by Olivia Nicholls

The works by Gerald Coles are impressive and affecting because of his drama ...

One of the joys of working with original art is being able to hold in your hand – and pour over in detail – exquisite works which are not far off 250 years old. We have been lucky enough to acquire a fantastic collection of watercolours by 18th century Swiss topographical artist Samuel Hieronymus Grimm (1733–1794), described by critics of his time as a ‘man of genius’. The fresh colours and crisp lines of these watercolour and pen and ink drawings seem to defy their age.

Artist Spotlight: ‘Man of Genius’ Samuel Hieronymus Grimm

27 July, 2013, 06:07 | Antiques by Olivia Nicholls

One of the joys of working with original art is being able to hold in your ...

Art collecting can often seem like the pastime of just the very rich, but with the right knowledge and a keen eye, you can start a contemporary art collection that enhances your home or portfolio on even the most modest of budgets.

4 Lessons for Buying Fine Art on a Budget

13 June, 2013, 02:06 | Antiques by Nate Rodney

Art collecting can often seem like the pastime of just the very rich, but w ...

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