Peter Oliver – Three Figures on a Beach
Artist: Peter Oliver
Title: Three Figures on a Beach
Original Painting – Oil Painting on Board
Painting Size – 10″ x 8″ Inches
Quality hand crafted frame – Framed Size 16.5″ x 14.5″ Inches
Signed on the Rear, Was featured in the Anthony Hepworth Fine Art Peter Oliver Retrospective Exhibition – Catalogue Number 36.
Anthony Hepworth Label to Rear
The artist Peter Oliver (1927-2006) was born in Jersey in 1927. He studied at the Exeter School of Art and then in Liverpool. While still a student he showed at the RBA and the Redfern Gallery. And was included in further mixed shows at New Art Centre. Hamet Gallery and the Salford City Art Gallery.
Peter was an incredibly successful artist having regular sell out exhibitions at his London Galleries. Between 1955 and 1963 he had five solo shows at the Redfern Gallery and further exhibitions at Mercury Gallery in 1965. With the Tate being very active in purchasing his work. A retrospective exhibition of his work was held in 1994 at Anthony Hepworth Fine Art in Bath. Therefore his work is represented in a number of public collections including the Tate Gallery, the Courtauld Institute. Government Art Collection and Manchester City Art Gallery.
Peter Oliver was also a very highly regarded teacher ending up as the head of art at the Manchester High School of Art. During this period he taught many of the great artists in the North West. Furthermore Peter went on to become the government senior advisor on Art & Ceramics.