A fabulous Pair of Seascapes by John Bentham – Dinsdale – Oval Oil on Boards.
John Bentham-Dinsdale was born in Yorkshire in 1927 and died in 2008.
John Bentham-Dinsdale painted the sea and the great ships of the era when "Britannia ruled the waves" with her fleets of Clipper ships and fighting ships whose huge white sails took them over the seas of the World. John loved both the sea and the sailing ships. To ensure that his paintings of ships and sea battles, of an era long gone were accurate down to the smallest detail, he did meticulous research. A Yorkshireman by birth, he professed he really feet at home only on the blustery east coast of England close to the sea he loved and painted so well. After going to Ashville Collage, Dinsdale spent five years at the School of Architecture in Leeds, graduating with a Dip. Arch, A.R.I.B.A. During World War II, John was a commissioned officer and pilot in the Royal Air Force.Dinsdale had been painting virtually since he could hold a brush, but it was not until 1965, having moved back to Yorkshire, that he made a full-time commitment to marine painting and historical research.
A founding member of the British Sea Painters Group in 1970, John Bentham-Dinsdale is included in Marine Painting by Omell and 20th Century British Marine Painters by D. Brooke-Hart. His work has been widely exhibited in Europe, Australia, Canada, the United States and the Far East.
John had his first one-man show in London in 1974. Sir Charles Cayzer bought one of his paintings and presented it to a ship of the Royal Navy, H.M.S. Camperdown. In 1982, a painting by Dinsdale was accepted and hung in the Vancouver Municipal Galleries, and his work was listed and illustrated in the Dictionary of 20th Century Marine Art.
Condition : Excellent
Origin : English
Manufacture Date : c.1965
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