The Sanctuary

ANN ARNOLD (1936-2016) Biography
BROTHERHOOD OF RURALISTS (founded 1975) Biography

The Sanctuary (England, 1989)

Oil on canvas
Signed and dated and inscribed with title on the reverse

Dimensions

72.00cm high
91.50cm wide
(28.35 inches high)
(36.02 inches wide)
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Provenance

Piccadilly Gallery 1989; sold to:
Private collection; to 2005

Literature

Anne Anderson, Robert Meyrick, Peter Nahum, Ancient Landcapes - Pastoral Visions: Samuel Palmer to the Ruralists, Southampton City Art Gallery, April-June 2008; then touring Victoria Gallery Bath, Falmouth Art Gallery and Cube Gallery Plymouth until 19 December 2008, page 61, catalogue number 34

Exhibition History

London, Peter Nahum at The Leicester Galleries, The Brotherhood of Ruralists and the Pre-Raphaelites, June-July 2005
Ancient Landcapes - Pastoral Visions: Samuel Palmer to the Ruralists, Southampton City Art Gallery, April-June 2008; then touring Victoria Gallery Bath, Falmouth Art Gallery and Cube Gallery Plymouth until 19 December 2008

Description / Expertise

Ann Arnold was born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, the daughter of naval architect Edmund Telfer. She studied at Epsom School of Art from 1956-9 and began her career as an art therapist, becoming a founder member of the Association of Art Therapists. In 1961, she married fellow artist Graham Arnold. The couple moved to Ashington in Sussex, where they lived until 1974. They currently live in Shropshire, where they moved back in 1986. She was elected academician at the newly formed South West Academy of Fine and Applied Arts in 2000.