On the Shores of Lake Como


Vintage Charming Original Oil

by Michael Gilbery (1913-2000)

Framed Size: 14” x 28”

Curated from Europe


Portrait painter and teacher, born and lived in London, who studied at St Martin’s School of Art, 1928–32, then until 1935 at Royal College of Art, teachers including Gilbert Spencer and Vivian Pitchforth, Sir William Rothenstein and Percy Horton, who noted particularly his “facility for obtaining a likeness combined with a lively and sympathetic handling.” A number of critics hailed the young man’s talent when, aged only 17, his portrait of his father was hung at the RA. At that time he showed as Michael Goldberg, his born name. Gilbery also gained recognition for his Jewish scenes, some exhibited at the Whitechapel Art Gallery in 1932. After leaving college he was commissioned to paint the Royal Historic Cavalcade when King George VI was crowned in 1936.

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Things You Should Be Buying Vintage Instead of New:
Oil Paintings

“To really stand out from the crowd designers suggest looking for original vintage artwork. While they might be more on the expensive side, older paintings tend to have a piece of history you won’t find in more modern paintings…

Consider looking through stores for paintings that aren’t always in the best condition: Not only does character lie in those not-so-perfect finishes, but that beautiful portrait might be worth quite a bit of money someday! If an item calls to you and it has a few scratches and nicks on it, you can always find an art restoration company to help you get it looking good as new again.”

All vintage items have some evidence of wear which is part of their charm. The history and soul of the piece are in its handmade nature. 
May have minor imperfections due to aging.



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