Friday, August 14, 2009

Leslie Worth





















"Fire at the docks" by Leslie Worth.

His visionary approach made him one of Brtain's finest watercolour artists.
(The Guardian August 6th, p. 28)
copyright "The Guardian"



Leslie Worth was born in Bideford, Devon, 1923.
He has long been regarded as one of the most outstanding watercolourists of his generation. In 1992 he was elected by his peers as President of the Royal Watercolour Society. This illustrated appraisal of Worth's art includes his scenes of China, Australia and North America.
Leslie Worth died last month on the 21st of July.
He is survived by Jane and his four children.

Salliann Putman made this tribute:

"In my opinion Leslie Worth was simply the best watercolour painter in the country if not the world. His integrity and dedication to his work were second to none. He was an intellectual of the highest order and this spilled over into his work. At the same time he had a great sense of humour. And with such qualities he remained a very modest man."

Literature:
The paintings of Leslie Worth
By Michael Spender




















Leslie Charles Worth R.W.S. (1923-) watercolour
`The Moon Rising` signed and dated `79 16.5 x 22.5in.

Will be sold in East Sussex, UK on 2 September 2009.










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3 Comments:

At 4:37 AM, Blogger RT said...

What a sensitive painter! Thanks for featuring him, I didn`t know of him. I found many of his works here;
http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.alresfordgallery.co.uk/images/gallery/tn_3102008113517_im.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.alresfordgallery.co.uk/artists.asp%3FArtistID%3D60%26status%3Dartist&usg=__AOAHSppSBjBRAqwxiuH_mA_lyak=&h=120&w=150&sz=4&hl=en&start=11&um=1&tbnid=E6YJJAM6ShdSrM:&tbnh=77&tbnw=96&prev=/images%3Fq%3DLeslie%2BWorth%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Doff%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official%26sa%3DN%26um%3D1

 
At 1:43 PM, Blogger pascaleboulon said...

magnifique ,je ne connaissais pas !comme c'est beau!bises eric

 
At 5:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I once had the honour of attending a lecture and a watercolour demonstration in Sutton (Scola) by the late Leslie worth and I was astonished by his sensitive technique in the use of watercolour. He will be greatly missed

 

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