The Panthon Across the Seine - Paris

CHARLES MOZLEY (1914-1991)
MODERN BRITISH (20th Century ) Biography

The Panthon Across the Seine - Paris (France, c.1955)

Oil on canvas
Signed

Dimensions

76.00cm high
101.00cm wide
(29.92 inches high)
(39.76 inches wide)
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Provenance

The artist's daughter, Juliet Mozley

Description / Expertise

Born in Sheffield, Charles Mozley attended Sheffield School of Art, and in 1931, winning a national scholarship to study at the Royal College of Art. During the Second World War he joined the army, rising to Lieutenant Colonel in military intelligence, and working with the artist Edwin La Dell. Alongside John Piper, he was commissioned by Shell and London Transport to design their advertisement posters and also worked for Alexander Korda Films.

In 1951, Charles Mozley was asked to paint a large mural, Florence Nightingale in the Crimea, for the Festival of Britain. Throughout the 1950's he worked as a book cover designer and illustrator, producing in the region of eighty titles, and by 1960 he was hugely successful, accepting commissions from both sides of the Atlantic. He exhibited at the Royal Academy and was a member of the Chelsea Art Club.

In The Panthéon Across the Seine - Paris, the architecture of the city dissolves into a swirling atmosphere of sensation. Charles Mozley explores the immediacy of plein air painting, viewing Paris through a vapour of light, mist and colour.