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Alfred East Art

SIR ALFRED EAST (UK, 1844–1913)

Sir Alfred East was born in Kettering in Northamptonshire and studied at the Glasgow School of Art. His romantic landscapes show the influence of the Barbizon school. In April 1888, he had shared an exhibition at the galleries of the Fine Art Society with T. C. Gotch and W. Ayerst Ingram and was commissioned the following year by Marcus Huish, Managing Director of the Society, to spend six months in Japan to paint the landscape and the people of the country. The exhibition of 104 paintings from this tour was held at the Fine Art Society in 1890, it was a spectacular success. East visited Spain in 1892. In 1906, he was elected President of the Royal Society of British Artists, a position he held until his death. In that year, he published his 107-page illustrated The Art of Landscape Painting in Oil Colour; in its preface, he made the observation: “The greatest errors in landscape painting are to be found – contradictory as it may appear – not so much in the matter of technique as in the painter's attitude toward Nature”. In this book, he described his techniques using colors, half-tones and pencil sketches. He was awarded a Knighthood in 1910 by King Edward VII. His portrait was painted by Philip de László. The Alfred East Art Gallery in Kettering, designed by John Alfred Gotch opened on 31 July 1913 and is Northamptonshire's oldest purpose-built art gallery. East was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy of Arts in 1899, having been a regular exhibitor since 1883 and elected to full membership in 1913. On 28 September 1913, East died at his London residence in Belsize Park. His body was taken back to Kettering and lay in state in the Alfred East Art Gallery, where it was surrounded by the pictures he had presented to the town, and attracted crowds of several thousand.

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New Neighbourhood - British London Victorian landscape 1889 Paris gold winner
By Alfred East
Located in London, GB
A very fine, large and delicately painted watercolour by Alfred East RA which depicts "The New Neighbourhood". Until recently the whereabouts of the work were unknown. It is one o...
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19th Century Victorian Alfred East Art

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Watercolor, Pencil

Lakes and Mountains A Scottish Landscape 19th Century by Sir Alfred East
By Alfred East
Located in London, GB
Lake and Mountain A Scottish Landscape by Sir Alfred East (1844-1913) Oil on Canvas Clearly signed. In original gilt frame. Total size including painting and frame: 40cm x 55cm x 3c...
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1880s Barbizon School Alfred East Art

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Oil

Grazing Sheep An English Landscape 20th Century modern by Sir Alfred East RA
By Alfred East
Located in London, GB
Grazing Sheep in a Landscape by Sir Alfred East RA (1844-1913) Oil on Canvas. Total size including painting and frame: 134cm x 104cm x 7cm Clearly signed and dated 1906 Original gil...
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Early 1900s Naturalistic Alfred East Art

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Oil

Hayle - Cornwall - British 19thC Impressionist oil painting estuary landscape
By Alfred East
Located in London, GB
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19th Century Impressionist Alfred East Art

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Oil

Chateau Gaillard, On The Seine A 19th Century French Landscape
By Alfred East
Located in London, GB
Sir Alfred East RA (1844-1913) Château Gaillard, on the Seine oil on canvas Signed 71 x 91cm (27 15/16 x 35 13/16in) Sir Alfred East was born in 1844 in Kettering, Northamptonshire ...
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Late 19th Century Barbizon School Alfred East Art

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Oil

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