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John Falconar Slater (1857 - 1937)
A Bit Of A Farm, Killingworth

This oil painting by Slater is unusual in that it is inscribed by the artist on the front of the painting bottom left with the title and the date 15th April 1903.

Oil on canvas     15" x 18" (with frame 20" x 23")   signed

                                                                                                                            

ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

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:

  • 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
  • Moonlit sea over King Edward's Bay
  • 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
  • Moonlit Cottage on the North Tyne

Artwork Tags: Art | British | Landscape | Northumbrian | Oil

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