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Harold Hope Read Art

HAROLD HOPE READ (ENGLAND, 1881–1959)

Harold Hope Read was born in Greenwich in 1881 and later lived in Lewisham in London, Brighton and Tunbridge Wells, where he passed away in 1959. During his years in Tunbridge Wells, where he moved to in the 1930s, Hope Read lived an avant-garde lifestyle with his live-in housekeeper, life model and mistress, who we know only as Hilda. Here the artist became known as the Bohemian of Tunbridge Wells and his work is now acknowledged as the precursor of Edward Ardizzone (1900–79). It is from Hilda, that the present collection of works originates, after being passed down through Hilda's family after her death. Hope Read’s involvement with his patron, Charles Lambert Rutherston and fellow artists William Orpen (1878–1931) and Sir William Rothenstein (1872–1945) has been credited for inspiring the series of paintings and drawings he titled High Life. In this series, Hope Read depicts the wealthy and famous clientele of his colleagues in a lavishly detailed drawing style. Through this style, he conveyed the opulence of the members of high-society he encountered, including their luxurious costumes and grand interiors. Hope Read regularly submitted works to the Royal Academy's Annual Exhibition and exhibited works at the Alpine Gallery, the New English Art Club, the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours and the National Society of British Artists.

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Harold Hope Read (1881-1959) - Framed Watercolour, A Busy Shopping Street
By Harold Hope Read
Located in Bradford on Avon, GB
A fantastic view of shoppers on a street, likely Tunbridge Wells or Brighton, both places where Harold Hope Read lived for a time - he enjoyed drawing the fashionable ladies outside ...
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Early 20th Century Impressionist Harold Hope Read Art

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Ink, Watercolor, Pen

Harold Hope Read (1881-1959) - Framed & Signed Watercolour, Bathers
By Harold Hope Read
Located in Bradford on Avon, GB
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Early 20th Century Impressionist Harold Hope Read Art

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Ink, Watercolour, Pen

Harold Hope Read (1881-1959) - Framed Pen and Ink Drawing, Society Nightlife
By Harold Hope Read
Located in Bradford on Avon, GB
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Early 20th Century Impressionist Harold Hope Read Art

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Ink, Watercolour, Pen

Harold Hope Read (1881-1959) - Framed Watercolour, Group of Bathers
By Harold Hope Read
Located in Bradford on Avon, GB
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Early 20th Century Impressionist Harold Hope Read Art

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Ink, Watercolour, Pen

Harold Hope Read: Conversation on a Beach watercolour
By Harold Hope Read
Located in London, GB
Harold Hope Read (1881-1959) Conversation on the Beach Pen and watercolour 23x31cm Born in Greenwich to a Quaker family, Hope Read attended art college and in 1907 took up at Bolton...
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Early 20th Century Modern Harold Hope Read Art

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Watercolor

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