The Passion of Collecting Academic Nudes

Join me as we explore my collection of Academic Nudes from the 18th, 19th, and Early 20th Centuries and serendipitous finds in the Museum, Art Auction, and Gallery world......examples from the Golden Age of the European Academie

Saturday, May 26, 2012

John McKirby Duncan (1866-1945): Oediphus and the Sphinx

Auction House Biksady Galeria in Budapest has listed a beautiful painting titled Oedipus and the Sphinx by the Scottish painter and Illustrator John McKirdy Duncan (1866-1945) in their latest catalog. Duncan was born in Dundee and began his art studies at the age of 11 at the Dundee School of Art. He later studied at London, Antwerp and Dusseldorf. During his career he exhibited at the Royal Academy(1893) and did decorations of University Hall, Edinburgh. He traveled and worked in France and the United States (Chicago). Duncan was a great experimenter with various techniques and a great deal of his works are in tempera. His subject matter was rooted in Celtic Revivalism and the Pre-Raphaelite tradition.

Here is just a small sampling of his mature works:

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.