Russell Reeve R.E., R.B.A., 1895-1970
Russell Reeve was a talented oil painter who used some of the new 'plein air' techniques. Reeve hailed from Norfolk and after the Norwich School of Art trained at the Slade School under Philip Wilson Steer, and then at the Royal College of Art. He has a wonderful exhibition record, showing regularly at the Royal Academy and the R.B.A. , the London Group and the New English Art Club. The work spans interiors, narrative scenes and landscapes; examples are held by the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Imperial War Museum; unusually he captured industrial scenes as well as more conventionally attractive subjects, but always his handling and composition are assured and free.
'Still life - Kitchen Corner"
Oil on canvas, 16 x 20 in, signed and dated 1926, label and studio stamp verso.