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Peter Collins ARCA
Peter Collins ARCA School Children in a Cloakroom sketch c. 1950s

C. 1950s

$305.74

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To see our other Modern British Art, scroll down to "More from this Seller" and below it click on "See all from this Seller" - or send us a message if you cannot find the artist you want. Peter Collins ARCA (1923-2001) School Children in a Cloakroom Pen, ink and whitening 15x24cm Provenance: The Artist's Studio A stongly-painted image, ensuite with Collins' schoolroom scene that we have listed with a wonderful sense of the light available in a new, post-war school. The schoolboy wears short trousers and - together with schoolgirls - is engaged in the task of time immemorial of waiting in the cloakroom. Shoes are stacked under the benches and coats hang from the hooks. Collins's first job was at an advertising agency, in the commercial studio, whilst he attended evening art classes. World War II interrupted his career and he joined the Royal Artillery (of the British Army), teaching painting and drawing in the Education Corps - whilst simultaneously teaching at St Martin's School of Art, part time. Following the war Collins studied at the Royal College of Art, winning a scholarship. Leaving in 1950 he then worked as a commercial artist producing some well-known posters for clients including British Railways and British European Airways. He was the Art Director at Odhams Press and spent time designing for both ICI and Shell. With his wife Georgette he created the 'Bacombe Galleries' in Sussex, converting a group of buildings. In 1975 they again converted buildings, this time Stanley Studios in Chelsea which were scheduled for redevelopment; many artists had worked there, probably the most famous being Elizabeth Frink. Combining an artist's studio and a single residence at Stanley Studios the Collinses were immersed in Chelsea's art scene and proceeded to fill the place with art, antiques, scupture and curios.

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  • Creator
    Peter Collins ARCA (1923 - 2001, British)
  • Creation Year
    C. 1950s
  • Dimensions
    Height: 5.91 in. (15 cm)Width: 9.45 in. (24 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
    Generally very good.
  • Gallery Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU79535463161

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