worsley fine art

and memorabilia

biography

frank spenlove spenlove                    1968 - 1933

He was a landscape and figure painter, born in Sterling, Scotland. He painted in both oils and watercolours and was a member of The Royal College of Art, The Royal Society of British Artists, The Royal Institution and The Royal Institute of Oil Painters.

From 1886 he exhibited regularly at The Royal Academy in London. He was also known as an author. In 1896 he founded a successful school of modern art in Beckenham, Kent which he called The Yellow Door School. His paintings show his peculiar skill in the rendering of an atmosphere.

Among the best known are :-

Funeral in Holland in Winter (Gold Medal The Salon Paris 1901)

Too Late - Musee d'Orsay - Paris

The Little White Cross - Manchester Art Gallery

In the Shadow of the Church - Manchester Art Gallery

Vespers, Holland -1906 - Kelvingrove Art Gallery - Glasgow

Grey of the Morn - The Guildhall - London

Grey of the Evening - The Ferens Art Gallery - Hull