Artist Geoffrey Hamilton Rhoades: Resting, colour study 1931

Artist Geoffrey Hamilton Rhoades (1898-1980): Resting, colour study 1931

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Geoffrey Hamilton Rhoades (1898-1980):
Resting, colour study 1931
Unmounted (ref: 5626)
15 x 12 3/4 in. (38.3 x 32.2 cm)

See all works by Geoffrey Hamilton Rhoades watercolour painted en plein air portraits women

Provenance: with the artist until 1980; thereafter with his son.

Rhoades made a number of studies of this composition eventually turning it into a large oil painting (collection of the artist's son).


Rhoades was a painter in oil, watercolour and a variety of graphic media, a printmaker and also a very successful and loved teacher.  Born in London, Rhoades studied painting at Clapham Art School 1915-7, then after World War I service in the Mercantile Marine attended the Slade School of Fine Art under Henry Tonks 1919-23. His landscapes, figure studies and flower paintings reflect his love of natural history and interest in the classical world. When Rhoades left the Slade Tonks said: "You've something I haven't - imagination," and Rhoades' inner life did nourish his work throughout his career. His pictures are unmistakeably English in their understatedness. In the mid-1920s Rhoades completed murals and other work for the owners of Stoke Rochford House, in Lincolnshire. During the Second World War, he lived close to and was friends with the group of artists, including Eric Ravilious and Edward Bawden, who moved to Great Bardfield in Essex.  He held a series of teaching posts, notably at the Ruskin School of Drawing, Oxford, 1953-72. He exhibited at the NEAC, RI and Goupil Gallery and had one-man shows at Maltzahn Gallery, Ashmolean Museum, Mall Galleries and Sally Hunter Fine Art, 1987. The Tate Gallery, Ashmolean Museum, Victoria & Albert Museum and provincial galleries hold his work. He lived in Cuddington, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.

We are grateful to Peter Rhoades for assistance