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Original Midcentury Abstract Oil Painting by William Ernst Burwell, FRSA



A stunning midcentury abstract oil on board by the listed artist William Ernst Burwell (1911-1974). Beatifully painted with heavily applied textures. It is in its original gallery frame of painted softwood. We have obtained several of the artists works from his studio. Painting has the artists gallery label to the reverse. Condition of painting is very good. The original frame has bumped corners, some marks and some overpainting where the artist has touched up the edge of the painting, but is generally good. The painter and stage designer William Ernst Burwell, FRSA was born in Kingston-upon-Hull, Yorkshire. He studied at Hull College of Art and Brighton School of Art and showed at the RA, NEAC and elsewhere in Britain and overseas. From 1940-1946 he served with the Essex Regiment and was subsequently employed at Pinewood Studios. The many film sets of the 1950s, 1960s and early 1970s on which he worked included 'Oliver Twist' and the 'Black Narcissus'. His work is in the permanent collection of the Imperial War Museum. 'Bunny' Burwell was a founder member of The Colne Group and also a member of The Free Painters Group. He lived at Turk's Head Court, Eton.


  • Creator
  • Dimensions
    Height: 13.5 in. (34.29 cm)Width: 13.5 in. (34.29 cm)Depth: 1.5 in. (3.81 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1960
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor structural damages. Condition is very good, the original frame has bumped corners and some marks and overpainting but is generally good.
  • Seller Location
    Belper, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: WEB031stDibs: LU2496315954831

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    Ships From: Belper, United Kingdom
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