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Superb early 20th Century Watercolour, Afterglow, Pescheria, Venice, signed

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Venice (Campo Della Pescharia ) By the well listed artist Frank Henry Mason

Superb early 20th century watercolour, Afterglow, Pescheria, Venice, signed bottom left, framed, glazed and mounted, exhibition labels to verso.

Artist – Frank Henry Mason

Medium – Water Colour on Paper

Size – 52 x 70cm Framed
Frank Henry Mason (1875 – 1965), RBA, RI, RSMA was an English artist best known for his maritime, shipping, coastal and harbour paintings, and as a creator of art deco travel and railway posters. His style is described as "light impressionist" and he was a founder member of the Staithes Art Club whose members are known today as the Staithes group of artists, or the Northern Impressionists.
Mason had been interested in drawing but had no formal training in art. There was however a strong artistic community in Scarborough at the time. He studied at the Scarborough School of Art with Albert Strange and made regular trips to Staithes to meet and socialise with the arts community there. By 1890 his work had advanced to the point where he received commissions from art dealers, and around 1898 he decided to quit marine engineering and take up art full-time. In 1901 he became a founding member of the Staithes Art Club.

Mason had exhibitions of his work at the Royal Academy from 1902 onwards. His work was part of the painting event in the art competition at the 1932 Summer Olympics. His work has been included in an exhibition in Liverpool and in 1973 there was an exhibition of his work at the National Maritime Museum. As well as the Imperial War Museum, Mason's work can be found in numerous galleries around the country – at Cartwright Hall Bradford, in Dundee, Hartlepool Art Gallery, and at Whitby.