Anthony Baynes (1921-2003)
` Dancer in Repose`
A fine oil study by Anthony Baynes depicting a dancer at rest bathed in soft light. Lovely atmospheric painting. Gilt swept frame regilded in our usual satin gold finish.
Anthony Edward George Baynes (1921-2003) was a painter, illustrator, muralist, furniture decorator and theatre and stained glass designer. Born in New Zealand, he came to London where he studied at the Slade School of Art, partly during its wartime relocation to Oxford, where his fellow students included Kyffin Williams and Bernard Dunstan, and later at the British School of Archaeology in Greece. He remained in the Mediterranean for some years, where he painted, travelled and occasionally taught. In the early 1960s he returned to England and settled in the village of Minster Lovell, near Burford, near Oxfordshire.
He illustrated and designed book jackets for The Cretan Runner by George Pschoudakes (1955), Europa Minor: Travels in coastal Turkey by Lord Kinross (1956) and Hide and Seek by Xan Fielding (1954). Among his work as a muralist he executed schemes for Portsmouth town hall; the naval barracks in Portsmouth and Plymouth; Solihull Civic Hall; the Stock Exchange dining room and many church and private commissions. His work combines Greek and Byzantine style with Neo-Romanticism in the manner of Rex Whistler, John Minton and John Caxton. He was a regular exhibitor in Oxfordshire and held one man shows in London and Athens.
|Medium||oil on board||Condition||excellent|
|Image size||11.5 x 9.5 inches||Provenance||from studio sale|
|Overall size||16 x 14 inches|