John Arthur Dees

Evening Landscape With Stream

John Arthur Dees

Evening Landscape With Stream

This beautiful early 20th-century oil painting by British artist John Arthur Dees (1875-1959) depicts an evening landscape with a stream, trees and distant view.

Under the lazy glow of a setting sun, swirling tones bring rhythm to abundant foliage. In the foreground, grasses flicker akin to fire sprites. While three trees embrace like kindred spirits. Note, too, the pond with its misty colouring and gentle reflections.

John Arthur Dees was a northern artist who exhibited primarily in Northumberland and Durham. His finest works carry an atmospheric dreamlike charm and this is a good example of his talent.

Signed/dated lower right and framed.

Medium: Oil on canvas
Overall size: 27” x 19½” / 69cm x 50cm
Year of creation: 1910
Provenance: Private collection, England.
Condition: Artwork presents well. Frame with some light wear.

John Arthur Dees

John Arthur Dees

John Arthur Dees was a British artist predominantly known for landscapes with figures. He trained at the Gateshead School of Art and exhibited at the Royal Academy and the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours. The Shipley Art Gallery in Gateshead and the Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle hold examples of his work.

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Conservation & History

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