ARTIST – William Henry Innes
TITLE – River Fisherman
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN – England
YEAR – 20th Century
MEDIUM – Oil on board
SIGNED/DATED – Signed lower left: ‘Innes’. Title inscribed on label on reverse.
SIZE – 19 inch/ 48 cm wide; 15 inch/ 38 cm high
FRAMED SIZE – 25 inch/ 64 cm wide; 21 inch/ 53 cm high
PRICE (GBP) – 1400
CONDITION – Good
WILLIAM HENRY INNES (1905-1999)
Innes was a late starter as an artist: he was first exhibited with a number of other servicemen during the Second World War (he was in the Royal Air Force), and only became a full-time artist from 1971, when he retired from his position as a shorthand typist. Nonetheless, Innes was prolific: exhibiting at the Royal Academy, New England Arts Club and the Royal Institute of Oil Painters during the 1960s and 1970s. Innes painted in watercolour and oil, but was happiest with pastels, and was a well-respected member of the Pastel Society. His main preoccupation was capturing the effect of light on water, and his favourite locations were along the south coast of England.