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Painting of Europe(probably Avignon or Normandy) by Job Nixon,1904(British 1891-1938). Painting: 36"x 27" in a frame 42"x 34".From the Cornwall Artist Index:"Born in Stoke-on-Trent, Job Nixon studied at the Slade and at South Kensington. Nixon painted in oil and watercolour, mostly landscape and topographical scenes, and was also known for etchings, drypoints and line engravings which he started in 1913. He exhibited in all media, the most impact being in etchings and drypoints. Rome scholar 1923.Visited Falmouth in 1929 and then moved to Cornwall in 1931 at the urging of Lamorna BIRCH, settling originally in Lamorna where he lived at the Riverside Studios, 1931-33. In 1931, headlines were made in the Daily Mail, the Western Morning News and The Cornishman, excited by the exhibition of Nixon's painting Gipsies at the Newlyn Art Gallery, 'the biggest splash of colour in the gallery that the gallery has ever known'.He was married to fellow artist, Nina BERRY. They moved to St Ives in 1934 and briefly ran a School of Painting in Back Road West while also working from St Peter's Studio. His teaching ability was much admired and he was well-liked in the colony. In 1935 he returned to London to teach at the Slade, therefore their involvement with St Ives was relatively brief. He died at the early age of 47.".Large paintings by Job Nixon are rare.Although several of Job's watercolors and drawings have appeared at auction at Christie's over the last 10 years, and some of his smaller paintings have appeared in regional auction houses in England,no paintings have come up for sale in any major auction house in the last 10 to 15 years of this size.


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Rare large ptg of Europe by Job Nixon, 1904(British)

Estimate $200 - $300Sep 24, 2017
New York, NY, NY, USA