| Malcolm Arbuthnot RI , NS (1877-1967)|
Oil on board
Signed and dated 1953.
14 x 18 inches.
Label on reverse for Duncan R.Miller Fine Arts.
Malcolm Arbuthnot RI , NS (1877-1967):
Born in Cobham, Surrey in 1877 Arbuthnot first gained recognition as a photographer and is credited with producing the world's first abstract photographs around 1906. He studied art under Charles Brindley, James Fergusson, William Powell Robins and Charles Simpson but found his inspiration in the emerging Post Impressionist movement on the continent. In 1913 he organised, with Roger Fry, an exhibition of Post-Impressionist painting in Liverpool and the following year signed BLAST the manifesto of the Vorticist movement founded by Percy Wyndham Lewis, confirming Arbuthnot's position in the avant garde. Around 1926 he moved to France to concentrate on painting and after the War settled in Jersey where he continued to paint and sculpt until his death at the age of ninety in 1967. He lived in St Aubin, Jersey. From 1935-1966 he exhibited frequently at the Royal Academy, Royal Institute of Painters in Oils, Royal Scottish Academy, National Society, Royal Society of British Artists and Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours.
Collections: Numerous public collections including the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Jersey Museum.