'Harlequin Hails the Sea'
CLAUDE HARRISON R.A., A.R.C.A. R.P. 1922-2009
Watercolour on paper, signed, dated 1994, 15 x 21 cms.
Claude Harrison studied at Preston College of Art, from 1939 to 1941 and Liverpool College of Art, from 1941-2, before being enlisted and spending five years in the RAF. Following his return, he was accepted into the Royal College of Art where he studied from 1947-50. Harrison’s oeuvre features murals, portraits, conversation pieces and mystical figure compositions - which often include masked harlequin figures set against a landscape scene. He was a member of the Royal Academy and the Royal Society of Portrait Painters and his work has been shown in the annual Royal Academy summer exhibition for the past thirty-two years.
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