Modern British Art by John Haggis: Vase of peony and rhododendron, c. 1929 |





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John Haggis:
Vase of peony and rhododendron, c. 1929

Mounted (ref: 4374)

Indian ink over pencil with highlight in white, 11 5/8 x 7 5/8 in. (29.5 x 19.5 cm.)

Tags: flowers still lives

Provenance: Private collection, 1970

According to The Dictionary of British Artists 1880-1940, in addition to painting Haggis 'worked as an Australian Boundary rider, station hand, plumbers mate, beekeeper and in insurance.'

Born in London, Haggis studied art in Australia and at the Royal College of Art under Malcolm Osborne. He showed widely, including Walker Galleries London, the RA, RP, NEAC, RCamA, RWA and Paris Salon. His work is in Australian and British museums. His portrait commissions included Fredric March, Mai Zetterling and Claire Bloom. He painted many landscapes in Britain, especially in Yorkshire and Hertfordshire, where he lived at Welwyn. In 1921 he founded the Welwyn Garden City Art Club.

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