*Noel Gibson (1928-2005)
Stepney - St Georges in the East
signed 'Noel Gibson' l.r., oil on board
92 x 122cm
Noel Gibson had an enthusiasm for capturing the buildings of the East End of London. Born in Glasgow in 1928, he trained as an opera singer and then became the House Manager at the London Opera Centre on Commercial Road in Stepney. He lived in the area from 1962 until 1974 and would study the local buildings with extreme detail during his evening dog walks. He recreated what he saw in these walks in a series of paintings of Stepney. The urban landscape was undergoing rapid change and he would sometimes go back to an area to check on a colour or a detail and find the whole street had gone.
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Sold for £850
Thick impasto, some areas in the sky where paint is thin and canvas shows through, overall appears to be in good condition.
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