GLADWELL, Guy N

1946 - 2014

Guy Gladwell

Born in Nairobi, Kenya in 1946. About 1955 the family settled in Jersey, C.I., where he began painting under the tuition of Sir Claude Francis Barry (1883-1970), a post-impressionist based on the island. Rapidly establishing himself as an excellent seascape artist, the ambitious young painter moved to London in 1969 where he joined the Nicholas Treadwell Gallery. In 1980 they parted company and Treadwell enjoyed a prolific period, earning commissions to paint portraits of Michael Caine and Paul Simon, demanding a private performance of Bridge Over Troubled Water from the songwriter in return. He exhibited extensively across Europe and America, with numerous appearances at the Royal Academy, establishing himself alongside contemporaries such as David Hockney, Ronald Kitaj and Keith Proctor. Away from London in Nedging Tye, Suffolk, then Aldeburgh in 1991, his career faded from its heyday of the 70s and 80s. He persevered, however, taking inspiration from the county’s picturesque coastline and its eccentric characters to blend in with the local artistic fraternity, which earned him a solo exhibition at Snape Maltings, Suffolk. He married in Suffolk in 1993 Amanda Goldstone and they lived at 43 Judith Avenue, Knodishall, Saxmundham before moving to Hall Farm Lane, Aldeburgh, both in Suffolk.




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