Belgrave St Ives - Modern & Contemporary Art
Guy Roddon - Woman in Interior

Guy Roddon (1919-2006)

Woman in Interior

Oil on canvas; 26 x 30.5 cms

Signed
Titled on label on reverse
Provenance: Leigh Underhill Gallery / The Tom Rand and Ian Wilson Collection

Note: Studied at Goldsmiths College and Byam Shaw School of Art. During the war he served in the Camouflage Unit that included many significant British artists including Frederick Gore, Claude Rogers, William Coldstream, Julian Trevelyan etc. The unit based at Farnham was under the command of Jack Beddington, director of Wildenstein's, and gallery owner Freddy Mayor. Roddon transferred to a unit based in Norwich that was led by Roland Penrose, artist and critic.

After the war Roddon worked as a portrait painter, his subjects included L P Hartley and Sir Roy Strong but this was not his preferred practice. He held teaching positions in USA, Goldsmiths, London and Brighton College of Art. Roddon travelled widely and spent periods living in Paris and the South of France and this is where his palette developed to reflect the colour and joie de vivre of the Cote d'Azur. Roddon exhibited regularly - latterly a retrospective at Piers Feetham Gallery, 1998 and at Portland Gallery, 2000.

Price: £850