Framed original oil portrait painting, titled ‘Julia’. Signed by the artist, John Strevens in the lower right corner. The painting is finished with a classic ornate gold frame.
John Strevens (1902-1990) was born in London and studied at Heatherley’s School of Fine Art but was largely self-taught.
He was a successful portrait artist and would often use his wife or children as models for his paintings. In the 1960’s, he became well known for his oil paintings of children and flowers. Many of his paintings were also made into prints.
John Strevens regularly exhibited at the Royal Academy, the Royal Society of British Artists, the Royal Society of Portrait Painters and the Paris Salon
His wife died and he later married Julia Marzo, a Barcelona native, who is the subject of this particular painting.
Two of Strevens’ paintings are in the collection of the British Council.
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