Anne Palmer (b.1932- ?)
`Petunia Field in St.Remy, Provence` 1978
An Impressionist oil by Modern British artist Anne Palmer (1932-?) depicting a field of petunia flowers in Provence where they are grown for the flower trade. Anne Palmer was influenced greatly by Paul Klee his influence can be seen here in the decorative simplicity of the composition, as well as English artists such as David Hockney. Excellent provenance - original frame, gallery exhibition labels and New Ashgate gallery label, where the artist often exhibited. St.Remy is of course famous as the home of Vincent Van Gogh during the latter part of his life in the South of France. Frame is original and the two tone grey and cream finish tones well with the painting. 1970`s painting is now becoming sought after and represents a good investment.
Anne Palmer (b.1932) Was born in Hyth, Kent and married the artist James Palmer. She originally trained as a textile designer and gradually turned to painting, influenced by the work of Paul Klee. She studied at the Central School where her teachers included Eduardo Paolozzi and Mervyn Peake. She taught at Bromley College of Art and exhibited widely, notably at the Royal Academy, the John Moores exhibition in Liverpool and the new Ashgate Gallery in Farnham, Surrey ( where this painting originated). Lived at Lower Hardres, Kent.
|Medium||oil on board||Condition||excellent|
|Image size||15 x 10 inches||Provenance||signed verso,titled and dated,exhibition labels|
|Overall size||21 x 16 inches|
|Age||1978||Price||SOLD AUGUST 2012|