Arthur Kemp (1906-1968):
Framed (ref: 2428)
Watercolour on paper, 5 1/2 x 13 3/4 in. (14 x 35 cm.)
Provenance: Jeremy Raynham-Kemp. Studio reference no. 290
Kemp was a gifted cellist (he had played with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra before committming himself to painting) and music provided one of the key ingredients of his art. He and his wife, Irene Crowther, were one half of the KERA Quartet, a widely known string quartet. Irene played with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the London Symphony.
MOMA Wales have a large collection of paintings by Arthur Kemp and are planning an exhibition of his work in 2010
We are grateful to Jeremy Rye for assistance.