Stanley Roy Badmin RWS (1906-1989)
St James's Park, London
33 x 42 cm
Commissioned from the artist in 1965 by the Shell Collection;
Sotheby’s Olympia, The Shell Collection of Modern British Paintings, 4 July 2002, lot 145;
David Messum, London;
Badmin was born in London and studied at Camberwell School of Art and the Royal College of Art. Known for his details and affectionate depictions of the English countryside and his poster and illustration most notably for Shell Oil. He exhibited at the Fine Art Society, Leicester Galleries and elsewhere. The Victoria & Albert Museum and British Museum hold examples of his work. He lived in Bignor, Sussex.
The present work was commission by the Shell oil company in 1964 for the Bird Sanctuary Series. For the series they commissioned Badmin, Richard Eurich, Rowland Hilder, Peter Scott, Charles Tunnicliffe, Talbot Kelly, Donald Watson and Eric Ennion to paint a group of paintings of bird sanctuaries to appear in magazine advertisements during the following year. Badmin contributed St James’ Park and Rostherne Mere.
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She now works independently as a Fine Art Dealer and Consultant. Her stock consists mainly of British 19th and 20th Century paintings, drawings and watercolors.