Sunday, June 05, 2011

Edward Brian (Ted) Seago

The Pool, Midsummer, watercolour.
Provenance: with Richard Green

Donnington Priory 22 June.

Edward Brian (Ted) Seago (31 March 1910–1974) was an English artist who painted in both oils and watercolours. Born in Norwich, Seago was a self-taught artist, and aged fourteen, he won an award from the Royal Drawing Society. Seago also received the guidance from Bertam Priestman. R.A. He also enjoyed success at the Paris Salon, Glasgow, New York, Toronto, Montreal, Los Angeles, Oslo and Brussels. He was a member of the Royal Society of British Artists from 1946, and of the Royal Watercolour Society in Edinburgh from 1959.
At the onset of World War II Seago enlisted and served in the Royal Engineers. During the war he traveled around Italy depicting the struggle and from then on Seago produced almost exclusively landscapes. "The Queen Mother bought so many that eventually the artist, who died in 1974, gave her two a year – on her birthday and at Christmas. Prince Philip invited him on a tour of the Antarctic in 1956, and his subsequent paintings, considered to be among his best, hang at Balmoral."


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