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F. KENWOOD GILES (1899/1900-1972) Bermuda art original mid century signed large watercolor painting of traditional island home

F. KENWOOD GILES (1899/1900-1972) Bermuda art original mid century signed large watercolor painting of traditional island home


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One of three works in my shop by the same artist, F. KENWOOD GILES of Bermuda, is this watercolor on paper painting, 14" by 19 1/2" inside the mat, 20 1/2" by 26 1/2" as framed, the subject a pink-walled, white-roofed island home on a lovely piece of property, flowering oleander shrubs and a few pines or cedars completing the happy scene. The paintings are not dated, but I believe that they would have been created in the 1950's. Giles (1899/1900-1972) was a versatile English artist who lived in Bermuda from 1950 onward. He was a commercial artist, illustrator, and political cartoonist, but also an easel painter who exhibited locally with the Society of Arts. There are posters for Australian and New Zealand fruit producers, others for the war effort in England, and some political cartoons. The artist had a long association with partner C. Vernon Giles (the 'Giles & Richards' agency), who also lived with him in Bermuda. They had previously been in partnership together in Australia and England. Earlier in life, Giles studied art in London, Paris, Brussels and Leipzig. There are some online records of his works having sold at auction. He has really caught the feeling of the island in this drawing and the two others. Condition is excellent. The frame is simple, white wood, with slight wear. Allow for reflections in glass. I wish to express my gratitude to Jonathan Land Evans, art historian in Bermuda, for the obscure biographical details he so very kindly provided to me.
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