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D'Oyly-John: Living in the Sun

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    Philip Kelleway(Author)

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Cecil Rochfort D'Oyly-John (1906-1993) was born in South Africa, later settling in London, Brighton and Rottingdean on the south coast of England. He travelled extensively on the Continent and became well known for his Mediterranean landscapes, which were popularised through prints. A hallmark of D'Oyly- John's technique is his thick application of oil paint with a palette knife. During his heyday in the late 1940s, 1950s and 1960s he tapped into the market for cheerful representations of what were then becoming increasingly accessible holiday destinations. The artist himself was a colourful character, who mixed with the rich and famous including, amongst others, the actor Jon Pertwee, the playwright Terence Rattigan, the society osteopath (of Profumo Affair infamy) Stephen Ward, and the socialite Lady Docker. This richly illustrated monograph is the first on D'Oyly-John and demonstrates the continuing appeal of his paintings which capture the brilliance of the Mediterranean sunlight.

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  • PDF | 144 pages
  • Philip Kelleway(Author)
  • Halstar (12 Oct. 2012)
  • English
  • 3
  • Art, Architecture & Photography

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  • By El Tonto on 15 April 2017

    As an amateur artist I have known about D'oyly- John from occasional references in books for years,and always admired his work,so I was very pleased to see this book on Amazon as I have wanted to emulate his style for some time but have no close up access of his technique.I normally spend a great deal of time on detail with fine brushes and D'oyly Johns technique is very appealing now I'm older, I cant be bothered with detail anymore.The illustrations are beautiful and give a good idea on the technique he used.The Text with his family photographs is also very informative on his very interesting life in various countries,I have to admit to some envy!I love the sun and this gloriously illustrated book makes one almost feel the heat sounds and smell of the scenes he depicted ,D'oyly John has the knack of creating the intense but bearable light and atmosphere of the South of France and surrounding area where most of his paintings were done.The size of the book is ideal not too big or small.Well done to the authors.Highly recommended read especially on a drab and grey day in the UK!.

  • By Helen on 16 June 2013

    It was through a friend that I heard about this artist. It is a book you keep looking at as the painting to me are so real and you think you are at the places he has drawn.I think a real must.

  • By Michael O'Shea on 27 July 2014

    an excellent book, the colours seem to be just right and the text is very informative and seems to be fairly comprehensive. Paul Mayhew has obviously spent alot of time researching his subject and the end product is well worth the effort. I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in vaguely eccentric English painters.

  • By MRS C M WARD on 7 March 2016

    I bought this for my mum, who has had a D'oyly-John print on her wall for over fifty years. She absolutely loved the book. The beautiful illustrations of his paintings evoked memories of visits to the south of France in years gone by. Many an hour will be spent in dreamy reverie between the pages of this book.

  • By mrs me on 1 April 2016

    Item as described, very pleased with purchase Thanks.


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