Michael Corkrey - Nude - Oil On canvas - dated 1990 'Neesta'
Painting painting from a deceased estate where the deceased had a number of important pieces and was painted by Lucien Freud three times.
Micheal Corkrey studied at Leeds Polytechnic, 1982-85 and at the Royal Academy Schools 1986-89. He was a John Player Award winner in 1987 and 1989 at the National Portrait Gallery. His work is highly sought after.
Since leaving the Royal Academy Schools in 1989, Michael Corkrey has lived and worked in London. In his previous artistic incarnation, as a painter from life of nudes and portraits, Michael won the prestigious Hunting Art Prize and has painted portraits of sitters as diverse as Earl Spencer; the Spectator ‘low-life’ columnist Jeffrey Bernard; MPs and High Court Judges. Eschewing the more conventional and often generalized forms of seascape painting, Corkrey focuses instead on the specific, arrested moments of the sea at its most extreme. Instants normally lost in a split-second, but which are transformed into powerful and epic images of haunting beauty that transport the viewer into mysterious and rhapsodic visions of the sea.
Education and Qualifications
1986-89 Royal Academy Schools
1982-85 Leeds Polytechnic
1981-82 Bedford College of Higher Education
1994 First Prize, Hunting Art Prizes
1993 Most Popular Painting Prize, Hunting Art Prizes
1990 Elizabeth Greenshield Foundation Award
1989 De Segonzac Travelling Scholarship
1988 Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainers' Award
1987 Henfield Award
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2013 'Wave Breaking Over Rock', Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London
2010 Solo Retrospective, Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London
2008 'Sea-Change', Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London
2007 'New Seascapes', Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London
2006 'Undertow', Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London
2004 'Seascapes', Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London
Selected Group Exhibitions
2015 MK Calling, Milton Keynes Gallery
2014 Summer Salon Show,Rarity Gallery, Mykonos, Greece
2013 Paris Art Fair, Paris, Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London
2013 London Art Fair, London, Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London
2012 20/21 British Art Fair, London, Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London
2012 Best of London Art Fair 2012, Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London
2012 London Art Fair, Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London
2011 20/21 British Art Fair, London, Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London
2011 'Fraternise-The Salon', Beaconsfield, London
2011 London Art Fair 2011, Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London
and many many more.
Condition : Excellent
Materials : Oil Painting on Canvas
Origin : French, European
Manufacture Date : c.1990
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