Rare Art Pencil Drawing By Chelsea School Of Arts Artist David Maccoby



An extremely rare original pencil drawing by David Maccoby. The artist was born in 1925 in Sunderland and embraced romantic expressionism and surreal abstraction. After the war he studied at Chelsea School of Art.

Between 1949 and 1967 he exhibited with the Artists’ International Association, the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, and the Royal Society of British Artists, among others, and from 1954 to 1970, he held a series of one-man shows: in Paris, in London, including the Ben Uri Gallery, and in New York.

He developed a technique that combined abstract art with portrait-painting — his masterpiece in this form is a portrait of Bertrand Russell (now in private possession in New York) that was exhibited with the Royal Society of Portrait Painters in the 1960s. His Rite of Spring, which translates Stravinsky’s music into paint, was exhibited in the Art Alive exhibition of contemporary art in Northampton in 1960, alongside works by Francis Bacon, Henry Moore and Ben Nicholson. Other paintings by him appeared in the Europe ‘63 exhibition at the New Vision Centre Gallery.He held two retrospectives in London, at the Ben Uri in 1975 and at the Sternberg Centre for Judaism in 1992, entitled From Portraiture to Action Art.

Signed by the artist a fabulous rare early piece of art by Maccoby. A beautiful subjective and romantic view of the male form. 

Framed 45cm width x 55cm length pencil drawing in frame 34cm x 26cm.

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