Mounted etching titled ‘Cley next the Sea’ in Norfolk. Signed by the artist, James Priddey in the lower right corner.
James Priddey (1916 – 1980) was born in Handsworth, Birmingham. He was a painter, printmaker, illustrator and member of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists. He studied at Moseley School of Arts and Crafts and Birmingham College of Art.
He had a few different styles, but they were all very much recognised. He produced many black and white line illustrations for books such as the 1973 publication Heart of England, which was a guide to the Midlands region.
Jame Priddey exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy, Royal Society of British Artists, Royal Cambrian Academy, Royal West of England Academy, Society of Graphic Art, in the provinces and at the Paris Salon where he received a silver medal in 1949.
He was also elected as president to the Birmingham Watercolour Society in 1959 and a member to the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists in 1960.
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