Antrim Primroses, 2014

by Leonard McComb RA

As part of the exhibition Leonard McComb RA, which continues our series of Academicians in Focus, this work is on show in the Keeper’s House at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, from 17 August 2018–28 January 2019.

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Artwork details

Artist Leonard McComb RA
Medium Painting
Colour Yellow/Multicolour
Dimensions 50 x 48cm
Fabric & material Acrylic/Paper
Unique

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Artwork description

Leonard McComb (1930–2018) always loved to work from life. Much of his subject matter was inspired by what he saw during his extensive travels, especially in Cyprus and the South of France. His work was led and informed by the close relationships he forged over time, be they with friends made while abroad or among the market traders of Billingsgate, London.

McComb spent much of his childhood in Antrim, Northern Ireland. One of his earliest memories was of looking at primroses from his pram as a baby. In its directness, colour and composition this painting is also reminiscent of van Gogh’s sunflower paintings.

‘Everything I make is a portrait, whether I paint a human head, a flower, or an object on a table.’ Leonard McComb RA, 2004

About Leonard McComb RA

Leonard McComb RA was born in Glasgow in 1930. He studied at Manchester School of Art and the Slade School of Fine Art, London.

McComb recieved a multitude of awards, including the Royal Academy's Jubille Award (1977), The Times Watercolour Prize (1992 and 1993) and the RWS Prize (1998). He also undertook major commissions such as the Jubille Medal for the... Go to artist page