FRANK CROWHURST (1923 – 1991)
“The Mont St. Victoire, South of France” Oil
Francis George Crowhurst studied art at Brighton College of Art and Woolwich Polytechnic. This painting shows how strongly influenced he was by the work of Paul Cezanne and other post-impressionists and later modernists. But my father told me that his greatest art hero was Pablo Picasso and he was fascinated by one of his idol’s favourite quotes, which I recall him passing on to me: “Once learned, an idea cannot be unlearned”.
The impressionists attempted to capture the effects of light upon objects. Some of the post-impressionists and their contemporaries were more preoccupied with the effects of a cooler palette with hints of warmer tones suggested in a few places.
Francis George Crowhurst had work exhibited at The Royal Academy Summer exhibition in the 1950's