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Alfred East

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Sir Alfred Edward East (1844 – 1913)
Sir Alfred Edward East was a noted English artist born in Kettering in Northamptonshire and studied at the Glasgow School of Art. During his lifetime East enjoyed considerable success and established an enviable reputation as an artist, becoming President of the Royal Society of British Artists, a Royal Academician, a member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolors, one of the earliest members of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers, and finally in 1910 being honored with knighthood by King Edward VII.

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Sir Alfred Edward East (1844 – 1913)
Sir Alfred Edward East was a noted English artist born in Kettering in Northamptonshire and studied at the Glasgow School of Art. During his lifetime East enjoyed considerable success and established an enviable reputation as an artist, becoming President of the Royal Society of British Artists, a Royal Academician, a member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolors, one of the earliest members of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers, and finally in 1910 being honored with knighthood by King Edward VII. The Alfred East Art Gallery in Ketttering opened in 1913 in East’s birthplace of Kettering. East’s carefully composed landscapes reflect the inflence of the Barbizon School of Artists, in particular the work of Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot and Charles-Francois Daubigny. East worked directly from nature in a manner which gives an open, airy, and often higly atmospheric feel to all of his works. In 1890 an exhibition of 104 of East’s paintings was held at the Fine Art Society in London. East published ‘The Art of Landscape Painting in Oil Colour’ in 1906. This landscape by East measures 25 1/2 x 15, with a 35 x 25 1/2 gilt frame. The oil on canvas is signed lower right.