Belgrave St Ives - Modern & Contemporary Art
Bob Crossley - Clown (Mid Day Studios)

Bob Crossley (1912-2010)

Clown (Mid Day Studios) 1959

Oil on board; 51 x 40 cms

Signed and dated
Also titled and dated on reverse

The Mid-Day Studios was a privately run gallery located in a basement opposite Manchester Art Gallery on Mosley Street, which made a considerable difference to local artists like Crossley, and to the cultural life of Manchester for five years after the Second World War. The gallery hosted L S Lowry's first solo exhibition in 1949 and eventually closed in 1951.