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BACKFIELD SWEEP by Mark King,Signed & numbered

$69.00

Offered for sale is a signed and numbered serigraph entitled "BACKFIELD SWEEP" by Mark King, with the image size of 36" x 27" and created in 1978 being a Limited Edition "AP". This serigraph is a Limited Edition of 50 serigraphs. The subject is that of a football gam scrimmage of the football team. The print is signed by the artist and is in Impressionism style on original paper.

Comes with a COA signed by Mark King

Lit: "The Art of Mark King", Martin Lawrence Limited Editions, Inc., ISBN NUMBER 0-929460-04-9.

Provenance: A 29 year old estate.

The artist Mark King. B. 1931 Mark King, a champion of Impressionism and the Ecole de Paris, was born in Bombay in 1931 of British parents. King is the product of an exotic and privileged upbringing in India, where he lived until the age of sixteen during the tumultuous last days of the British Raj. In 1961 King decided to concentrate on painting and moved to Paris to study at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts and the Louvre. Mark King has carefully studied the old and modern masters from Cimabue and Masaccio to Goya, Turner, Degas and Bonnard.

British artist Mark King was born in Bombay in 1931 and brought up in India until his sixteenth year, and the last days of the British Raj. After completing his studies in botany and art at La Martiniere College in Calcutta, King attended the Bournemouth College of Art in England, where his focus was painting, sculpture, architecture, and theater design. After some time spent working in theater design at the Oxford Playhouse Theatre and the Scottish National Opera, King decided to turn his energies to painting full time and moved to Paris to study at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts and the Louvre.

In 1960s Paris, King worked as a plain air painter, capturing the effects of light and color with a sophisticated eye and a skilled hand. After a move to the United States in the late '60s, he continued to paint beautiful scenes of the Parisian streets from memory. Rather than concentrating on message or novelty in his art, King strives to attain a more "virtuoso command of [his] medium" and so he has studied the great masters: Cimabue, Goya, Turner, Degas, and Bonnard.

Following in the tradition of the Impressionists, King paints the exotic and the familiar with brio and drama. His subjects range from the aforementioned Parisian street scenes to fox hunts, the big game and wildlife of India, horse racing, and tranquil landscapes, all drawn from vast experience and a life lived across three continents.

Artist's Biography -Mark King, a champion of Impressionism and the Ecole de Paris, was born in Bombay in 1931 of British parents. He is the product of an exotic and privileged upbringing in India, where he lived until the age of sixteen during the tumultuous last days of the British Raj. In 1948, following graduation from La Martiniere College in Calcutta, where his focus had been on botany as well as art, King sailed to England to attend Bournemouth College of Art, having determined to pursue painting, sculpture, architecture and theatre design. He subsequently spent the next ten years as resident scenic designer at the Oxford Playhouse Theatre, the Bristol Old Vic Theatre and the Scottish National Opera. In 1961 King decided to concentrate on painting and moved to Paris to study at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts and the Louvre. King has carefully studied the old and modern masters from Cimabue and Masaccio to Goya, Turner, Degas and Bonnard. Fascinated with painting techniques, the chemical composition of colors and how they interact, King admits, “What I am searching for is not so much making a statement, or coming up with something new or different, but having more virtuoso command of my medium.” Preparing the foundation consumes most of his time, for King meticulously layers colors, glazes and shapes as substrata for the five or ten percent of the acrylic paint that floats on top and forms the finished composition. The under-painting filters through to the surface creating depth and texture. Because of his alla prima approach, in which a painting is realized in a burst of inspiration and single application of pigments, King confesses, “It is not until the last ten to fifteen minutes before completion that I am able to see where the painting is going and catch the mood of the moment.”

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  • Model: BACKFIELD SWEEP.Mark King


This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 21 August, 2014.

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