September 17, 2014

Paintings: Joash Woodrow

Autumn Leaves

Trees before yellow buildings (4)

Overgrown structure, Trees and Clouds (12)

Four Trees, White Fence & industrial buildings 

It's been a while since I wrote a post this year, what better way than to share with you some lovely images by Leeds Painter Joash Woodrow. 

If you haven't been lucky enough to come across his work before, Joash was of Polish/ Jewish heritage and studied at Leeds College of Art in the early 50's. He then went on to attend the Royal College of Art after winning a scholarship. 

A recluse for most of his life, Joash resided in Chapel Allerton where he carried on painting until his death in 2006. Art was a big part of his life and in retrospective he created over 700 paintings aside from thousands of sketches and drawings too. 

Some have referred to him as the Lowry of Leeds", I love the gestural mark-making and sensitive approach to colour in his work. 

His portraits are pretty ace too. 

Anthony Pigott

Portrait of an Old Man

Women with a cigarette 

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