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Artist - Angus Rands 1922 - 1985

Title - Yorkshire Landscape

Medium - Oil on canvas signed at bottom right

Size - 50 x 75cm

This is a superb and good size oil on canvas by the well known and listed British artist Angus Rands 1922- 1985. We think this is probably a Yorkshire scene.

The painting is in excellent condition, framed and ready to hang.

Angus Rands (1922-1985) was born in Menston, near Ilkley, but lived the latter part of his life in Harrogate. In his forties he quit his sales job to become a full time painter. He specialised in painting town and landscape scenes, particularly of the Yorkshire Dales.

He served in the RAF during WW2 and whilst on a troopship to Africa began to sketch and paint places he remembered in Yorkshire. Later, in a Services Club in Cairo, after reading some back numbers of ‘The Artist’ containing instructional articles on painting, he began to refine his work and painted many scenes of the Nile during his two years service in Egypt.

After his discharge from the RAF, but, still with a taste for art, he gained private art tuition from the Yorkshire artist, Joseph Appleyard (1908-1960). In the early 1950s he submitted three watercolours to the Dalesman, who accepted them all for publication. Over the next 30 years the Dalesman regularly published copies of his paintings.

Angus also exhibited paintings at the 1946 Autumn Exhibition at the Leeds Art Centre.

In his early forties he quit his employment for freelance work as a professional artist. He worked originally in watercolour, but later with Oil and Pastel.

After an exhibition of his work in 1974, the art critic for the Yorkshire Post wrote:

Mr Rands … is an accomplished interpreter of the Northern Dales, with a special gift for capturing changes in colour and atmosphere. The time of year, the time of day, and the weather are as important to him as the landscape itself.

In addition to regional shows, Angus exhibited in London at Pastel Society shows, and exhibitions of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colour, and the New English Art Club. He was an elected member of the Federation of British Artists, and of the Pastel Society.

Toward the end of his life he spoke of his lack of a full-time art education, and how this had initially bothered him, feeling that he had missed out on the interchange of ideas in a good art college:

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