Graham Stephen

Graham Stephen

Posted on 07/09/2015


Photo taken on June 21, 2015


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Wales
Mural
Anglesey
Plas Newydd
Rex Whistler


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Plas Newydd - 20150621 - 11 - Rex Whistler mural

Plas Newydd - 20150621 - 11 - Rex Whistler mural
Reginald John “Rex” Whistler (1905-1944) was born in Kent and, after initially starting to study art at the Royal Academy, attended University College London’s Slade School of Art from age 17 to 21. Not long afterwards he completed his first major commission, a mural entitled The Expedition in Pursuit of Rare Meats (unveiled in 1927) for the restaurant of the Tate Gallery (now known as Tate Britain). Whistler was a talented artist who worked in a great variety of disciplines, including portraits and landscapes, murals, posters and book illustrations, porcelain designs, and stage and costume design. He was a popular guest at many country houses where he created a number of murals, which were in vogue in the... [more...]

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Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen
Wonderful details.
2 years ago.