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John Falconar Slater (1857 - 1937)
Moonlit sea over King Edward's Bay

This striking impressionist seascape, we believe is of King Edward's Bay sands, Tynemouth, looking North, an area he painted regularly in differing light and conditions. The use of subtle colour and the busy stormy sea result in a magnificently atmospheric oil painting and an extremely good example of his work.

We are selling this painting on behalf of a customer. He inherited it from his father and has been owned by his family for many years.

Oil on board     19" x 30"   Signed 



John Falconar Slater (1857 - 1937)

John Falconar Slater was a Northumbrian artist who exhibited prolifically in his own area. Initially, however, he worked as a bookkeeper for his father's corn mill and then ran a store in the diamond fields of South Africa before turning to art as a career. He was a member of the Bewick Club and President of the North East Art Club, based in Whitley Bay, and also a member of the Cullercoats Colony. He is recognised as being one of the earliest British artists to adopt the Impressionist technique of painting. He was expert at depicting the many moods of the North Sea. The last twelve years of his life were spent in Cullercoats.
Exhibited: L. 5, M. 1, R.A. 22 and widely on Tyneside. 

His work is held at the National Maritime Museum, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle and Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead.

Other paintings by this artist:

  • Choppy Sea, Northumbrian Coast
  • Herring Fleet off the North East Coast
  • Horses pulling a cart in a Northumbrian snowstorm
  • Misty mountain river scene, Scottish Highlands
  • Sunset, Northumberland
  • A thatched cottage amid summer blooms
  • Cullercoats, Northumberland
  • St Mary's Lighthouse, Whitley Bay
  • Water Mill, Northumberland
  • Ploughman
  • Stormy Sea, King Edward's Bay
  • Cullercoats, looking towards Tynemouth Priory
  • Leading sand, Whitley Bay
  • Stormy King Edward's Bay towards Tynemouth
  • Moonlit North Sea
  • Corkscrew Rock, near Whitley Bay
  • Evening Effect, Whitley Bay, Northumberland
  • Fording the stream
  • A Breezy Day
  • Hay loft and Cart
  • Heading Home
  • St Mary's Lighthouse
  • Windmill in the snow
  • The Blizzard
  • Storm over the North Sea
  • The Whitley Coast
  • Moonlight over the North Sea
  • Old North Shields and Tug Boats
  • The North Sea
  • North Shields 1910
  • On the River Aln
  • A Bit Of A Farm, Killingworth
  • Moonlit Cottage on the North Tyne

Artwork Tags: Impressionist | Marine | Northumbrian | Oil

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