The Anzart Gallery
Art & Collectibles from around the world.
18th century to present day. Oil’s, Watercolours & Collectables.
Oil on board, 30 x 25 inches. POA
Garry Shead, b 1942
Garry Shead was born in Sydney in 1942. Shead studied at the National Art School from 1961 to 1962. He worked as a scenic artist and then a film editor at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation from 1963 to 1968 as well as editing an arts paper and drawing cartoons.
In 1993, Shead completed a series of paintings based on D.H. Lawrence’s book Kangaroo, that emerged after he came across letters by D.H. Lawrence on an expedition to the Sepik Highlands in Papua New Guinea in 1968.
Shead was awarded the Archibald Prize in 1993 for his portrait of artist Tom Thompson. In 1995, he turned his humorous and satirical eye to Australia’s relationship with Queen Elizabeth II.
His work is represented in the National Gallery of Australia, all state galleries, many regional galleries and numerous private and corporate collections, both nationally and internationally.
Oil on canvas, 21 x 29 inches. POA
Arthur Wardle. 1860–1949.
Arthur Wardle. 1860–1949
Aged just sixteen Wardle had a piece displayed at the Royal Academy. His first exhibit was a study of cattle by the River Thames, leading to a lifelong interest in painting animals. In 1880 Wardle lived in Oakley Square, Camden, but artistic success enabled him to move to the more upmarket 34 Alma Square in St John’s Wood by 1892. Wardle was prolific; until 1936 he exhibited more than 100 works at the Royal Academy as well as the Society of British Artists at Suffolk Street.
He remains one of the widely known dog painters of the 19th and 20th Centuries, and he is particularly known for his paintings of terriers. Wardle painted what is probably the best known painting of the fox terrier in its modern form, The Totteridge XI (1897). The painting was commissioned by famed smooth fox terrier breeder Francis Redmond; Wardle painted a number of Redmond’s dogs. The original is in the gallery of The Kennel Club in London.
Arthur Wardle died on July 16, 1949.
Oil on panel, 9 x 5 inches. POA
William Stephen Coleman.1829-1904
Born at Horsham, Sussex, he was one of the 12 children of the surgeon William Thomas Coleman and his wife Henrietta Dendy; the artist Helen Cordelia Coleman (1847–1884) was the fifth daughter of the family.
Coleman was unsuccessful in a career as surgeon, and turned to natural history illustration. He painted in watercolour, mainly landscapes with figures, in a style with something in common with Birket Foster, and semi-classical figure subjects, related to those by Albert Joseph Moore.
His classically-influenced works placed him in the “toga and terrace” or “marble school” with George Bulleid, W. Anstey Dollond, Norman Prescott-Davies and Oliver Rhys.
Coleman also executed etchings, occasionally worked in pastel, and painted in oil. He was a member of the original committee of management of the Dudley Gallery, contributing to the first exhibition in 1865. He continued to exhibit till 1879, and remained on the committee till 1881.
In 1869 Coleman began to experiment in pottery decoration; the Mintons Art Pottery Studio in Kensington Gore was established under his direction in 1871, and he executed figure designs for Mintons ceramic ware. He died after a long illness at 11 Hamilton Gardens, St. John’s Wood, on 22 March 1904. His widow survived him.
Putti Fishing, Signed lr, lovely item, in it’s original frame, exhibition piece, measures 9 x 5 inches, the painting is behind glass.