Interesting modern (c1960s) portrait by the well exhibited and listed artist Dan Stephens.
Title – Portrait in Pink
Artist – Dan Stephen 1921 - 2014
Medium – Oil on board c1960s (signed to verso)
Size – 65 x 48cm Framed.
Dan Stephen (1921–2014)
Artist and illustrator, born in Aberdeen, who attended Gray’s School of Art there, 1940–5, with Robert Sivell and D M Sutherland. He qualified as an art teacher in 1946, the year he gained 1st Prize, RSA Travelling Scholarship, France and Italy, having been a first-time exhibitor at RSA in 1942. From 1946–9, he worked as a freelance medical illustrator on Living Anatomy, by R D Lockhart. He was a founder-member of the ’47 Group in 1947; freelanced in London, 1949; and in 1959 was a founder-member of the Adelphi Group and the Picture Lending Scheme in Aberdeen.
Stephen first exhibited at the RA Summer Exhibition (in 1957, showing the largest canvas there) and RBA in 1950; in 1951 showed at Chelsea Artists’ Society and RP; in 1952, was a selected exhibitor at The Observer book-plate competition and had a solo exhibition at Gaumont Gallery, Aberdeen; exhibited one-man at Back Wynd Art Studio, Aberdeen; and in 1971 showed a large canvas, La Vie Contemporaine, at Foire Internationale, Marseilles, France Leader, Joseph Thors and Samuel Henry Baker, and Bates is associated in style with the Birmingham School of artists.
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