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A D Bell 'Wilfred Knox' Italian School Watercolour, Venice, 25cm X 36c

A D Bell 'Wilfred Knox' Italian School Watercolour, Venice, 25cm X 36c

Code: 11133


A D Bell Italian school watercolour, Venice, 25cm x 36cm signed and dated 1915. 25cm x 36cm

A.D.Bell (1884 – 1966) was the pseudonym used by the listed British artist Wilfred Knox.

Knox used the A.D Bell alias extensively when producing paintings for an art dealer in Birmingham where he was born. A D Bell produced paintings predominantly of marine and coastal scenes (including clippers), and sometimes genre scenes, usually in watercolour or gouache. Paintings by A.D.Bell are now well sought after and demand is increasing.

About Wilfred Knox he specialised in watercolour landscapes in a Turneresque manner, frequently of Venice and sometimes of Oriental scenes. He also painted clipper ships plying the North Atlantic trade in a more exact manner.

Knox began his working life as a Policeman in Durham and a Sergeant Mechanic on Blackburn B2 bombers in the first World War. After the War he took up painting.

Much of his early work used the pseudonym A.D.Bell – and studies of flowers for the family used 'Yvonne'. He also used R.McGregor and W.McGregor.

Messrs Frost and Reed of Bristol acted as his agents, selling many of his works in the USA. He also painted many Scottish highland scenes in oils.

Condition : Very Good
Materials : Watercolour
Origin : German, European
Manufacture Date : 1915