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Eric Richard Sturgeon
Eric Richard Sturgeon (1920-1999) - 20th Century Watercolour, Church & Figures

Mid 20th Century



A fine mid 20th century watercolour by English artist Eric Richard Sturgeon. This wonderful composition depicts two female figures conversing in a Church yard. Both hold wicker baskets with flowers, perhaps suggesting they are tending to the graves of loved ones. The light washes of watercolour and natural tones give the composition a timeless quality. Sturgeon painted mainly in watercolour, and developed a talent for the medium at an early age. His paintings depict architectural views of Southern towns and cities, with elegantly drawn figures that hark back to a simpler time. This watercolour is finely presented in a cream card mount and gilt frame. Signed. On wove. Image Size: 45 x 62cm (17.7" x 24.4") Framed Size: 67 x 82.5cm (26.4" x 32.5") Artist Biography: Eric Richard Sturgeon was born in 1920 in Somerset. His love and talent for art developed during his school years, and he showed great promise and flair for the arts. In 1940, Sturgeon enlisted with the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry, he was posted to North Africa where he was captured and transported to Italy, and then onto Germany. Sturgeon tried to relieve the harsh conditions faced by POW's by sketching portraits of his fellow prisoners. At the end of the war, Sturgeon studied at Taunton Art College, which led him into a career as commercial artist. In 1970, Sturgeon held his first one-man exhibition in a Langport gallery. He passed away in 1999.


  • Creator
    Eric Richard Sturgeon (1920 - 1999, English)
  • Creation Year
    Mid 20th Century
  • Dimensions
    Height: 26.38 in. (67 cm)Width: 32.49 in. (82.5 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
    Very minor signs of discolouration. Overall the condition is very good, with little signs of wear.
  • Gallery Location
    Corsham, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: kk2591stDibs: LU88133651161

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