Portrait of a young boy by Malcolm Haylett 1923 – 2000
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Malcolm Haylett 1923 – 2000 Oil on canvas portrait “Young Instense Boy” In high quality Silvered frame.
Artist – Malcolm Haylett 1923 – 2000
Title – Portrait of a young boy
Medium – Oil on Canvas signed at bottom right 1950
Size - 62 x 52cm Frame
Size - 51 x 41cm Image
This is an Oil portrait of a young boy who quite frankly has a quite sinister look about him. The painting is in excellent condition and is housed in a high quality carved silvered frame.
Malcolm John HAYLETT 1923 - 2000 Born in Montreal, Canada, Haylett moved with his parents back to Britain at the age of two and was brought up in Southend-on-Sea. He studied art there and at St Martins, London. He was primarily a portrait painter although he had a broad range of art and design skills, and was invited to St Ives shortly after the War by his friend the photographer Gilbert ADAMS.
He was so taken by the ambience of the town that he took a studio in Westcott's Quay on the spot. His fiancée Jean, a fashion student, joined him and they married in 1946. His favourite portrait subject was his wife, although he soon began to win commissions from the rich and famous. He was asked by one of the organisers of the Daily Mail Ideal Home Exhibition to submit a design. His scheme was selected for the 1954 Exhibition and was such a success he was given the accolade of being selected the following year as well.
He also redesigned a number of shops in St Ives, was a design consultant for Plymouth Breweries, and designs for two of his homes were featured in Ideal Homes. Haylett also taught art at Redruth School of Art, the St Ives School of Painting and Camborne College.
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