SOLD - Colin Jelicoe - Summer Rendezvous & Silent Swimmers
Colin studied art at Heald Place Secondary Modern school in the mid 1950s with Keith Pepper, and then at the Regional College of Art Manchester in 1959, where he met his lifelong friend, Geoffrey Key. They would paint together in Platt Fields in the early 60s. Geoffrey has become one of the most successful artists in the north of England.
By the mid 1960s Colin began work on his first figure series, paintings of people in canteens and coffee bars. These developed into a series of semi-abstract figures in landscape. The Tib Lane Gallery in Manchester held an exhibition in 1965 of the work of Neil Dallas Brown and this made an big impression on Colin.
Colin exhibited himself, of course, in his own gallery for his entire career. There were also various solo exhibitions in the north including Manchester Art Gallery, Salford, Stockport and Buxton, as well as mixed shows and opens. He was proud to get into the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition on more than one occasion. Colin was a long-standing member of the Manchester Academy of Fine Art (MAFA) and had exhibited in their shows too. His last mixed exhibition with MAFA was at Stockport Gallery in 2017 and opened, fittingly, by his friend David Lee. His work has a number of collectors in the UK and is in the permanent collection of The University on Manchester.
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Frame Measures: H 155.5cm x W 93cm ( H 61.2in x L 36.6in )
Art Measures: H 148.5cm x W 86cm ( H 58.5in x L 33.8in )