Forthcoming Auction Of Works Of Art By Bernard Myers
Early 1950s paintings by local artist go up for auction for the first time
An auction of ten works from the 1950s from the estate of artist and local resident, Bernard Myers, (1925-2007) will be held at Chiswick Auctions next week.
Bernard Myers had his studio at St Peterís Wharf on Chiswick Mall where he continued to paint the river and sky despite a series of strokes, until his death in 2007. It is the first time that early works from the 1950s by Bernard Myers will have been offered at public auction.
The nine oil paintings and one watercolour (lots 30-38A) by Myers are included in Chiswick Auctionís forthcoming sale of Modern and Post-War British Art on Tuesday 10th April.
The front cover of the auction catalogue features one of Bernardís paintings, and prefacing the lots is a short biography on the artist. The works are being sold by Bernardís widow.
Bernard Myers in his studio
It is the first such specialist Modern British sale of its kind at Chiswick Auctions. Other artists whose work is in the sale include Henry Moore, John Bratby, Sir Anthony Caro, Patrick Caulfield etc.
Bernard was a student at the Royal College of Art Ė the same in-take as Kossoff and Auerbach Ė and went on to become a senior tutor and later, professor at the college from 1961 to 1980, forging many connections as artist, designer, teacher and author. An early advocate of the relationship between art and science, he recognised the crucial importance of the development and use of technology. James Dyson was one of his pupils.
His last exhibition was held at the New Grafton gallery, in 2006.
April 4, 2018