Two Superb Frameless Oil-On-Canvas Paintings by Derek Higginson, 20th Century Artist
A pair of rare and desirable oil paintings by Derek Higginson of two different Burslem Potteries industrial landscapes from the 1950-60s. Oil on canvas stretched on frames. Images of both works cover the entirety of the canvas, there is nothing excluded. Both are signed to Verso in the lower right and lower left respectively.
Derek Higginson was born in Stoke-On-Trent. He showed signs of significant ability from his early years, so much so that his art teacher sent him to Burslem School of Art with examples of work done in class and this led to him studying at Burslem School of Art within a week of his initial visit.
He was enrolled into the Art School where he met and was taught by Reginald Haggar who was a great mentor to him. Haggar was a watercolour artist, significant British ceramic designer and author in Staffordshire history.
On one occasion, L.S. Lowry visited the School and Derek was fortunate enough to meet him and he (Lowry) became an inspiration to him for many years to come, working with Lowry both at his home, and studio in Manchester.
He studied at the Burslem School of Art between 1944 and 1950, and gained a National Diploma in Lithography and Design.
After leaving the Art School, Higginson went on to work for a number of years designing in the Staffordshire Potteries industry.
He was a member of and exhibited with “Unit of Ten”, a group of 10 artists which included Harry Smith and Bill Harper from the 1950s to 1980s, Derek also exhibited with the “Free Painters & Sculptors”, “The Staffordshire Art Club” (as a founder member) exhibiting mostly in the Midlands and North of England. He also become a member of The Staffordshire Society of Artists (SSA) in 1978 under the direction of Reginald Haggar.
Derek Higginson’s distinctive, sought-after work has been bought into notable collections in Ireland, London and the USA.
Dimensions – Both 36” x 24” 91.5cm x 61cm
Price – £1200 each work $1512-USD
Ref Number: 326031A