Friday, 27 December 2013

FAMOUS ARTIST BIRTHDAY - PHILIP WILSON STEER - ENGLISH NEO-IMPRESSIONIST - SAILING, Mini Master

SAILING by Sea Dean - after Philip Wilson Steer
SAILING  by Sea Dean
after Philip Wilson Steer
4" x 4" Canvas Panel
Mini Master

"Sailing" (left) is part of my Mini Master Series. The original "Summer in Cowes" (below) was painted by Philip Wilson Steer in 1883. 

THIS PAINTING IS SOLD - HOWEVER, I'M ALWAYS HAPPY TO CREATE A SIMILAR PAINTING IN ANY SIZE. FOR DETAILS PLEASE CONTACT ME

During the month of January, I will paint a Mini Master each day to post in the the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge. These small studies are not intended to be exact copies, but focus on the essence of the master work through colour and composition

The studies make wonderful collectables and gifts. Several framed and hanging together look spectacular. I use them to practice for demos in my 'Paint a Masterpiece" classes.

To view my Gallery or purchase this painting please visit Daily Paintworks. Larger originals or prints may be available by contacting me.

PHILIP WILSON STEER photo by George Charles Beresford 1922
PHILIP WILSON STEER

Continuing with my birthdays of famous artists, Philip Wilson Steer was born 28 December 1860, at Birkenhead, near Liverpool, Lancashire, England. Confusingly, he was the son of Philip Steer, a portrait painter 1810 - 1871.

In 1878, after failing his civil service exam, (from the looks of his picture he should have done well) he applied and was accepted at the Gloucester School of Art. After graduation, he went on to Paris to complete his studies.

1882 under Bouguereau at the Academie Julian
1883 under Cabanel at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts


SUMMER AT COWES - Philip Wilson Steer c 1883
He returned to England in 1884, and in 1885 he helped found the New English Art Club where he continued to develop his unique style. In 1889 he exhibited at the London Impressionist Exhibition.

Philip was a master of sunlight and often painted beach scenes similar to Eugene Boudin.

21 March 1942 Died in London

















Cat # 13278 - Sailing, Mini Masterpiece - after Summer at Cowes, Philip Wilson Steer
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