Richard Wathen

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For the American politician in Indiana, see Richard B. Wathen.

Richard Llewelyn Wathen is a British painter born in 1971. He lives in Norfolk in England.[1] Wathen graduated with a BA in Fine Art Painting from Winchester School of Art in 1995 and received an MA in Fine Art from the Chelsea School of Art in 1996.[1]

Style[edit]

Richard Wathen's paintings are primarily portraits and his works have been compared to those of Thomas Gainsborough[2][3] in their subject matter and composition, though with a "strangeness"[3] or "uneasiness"[4] about them, even something "eerie"[2] or "grotesque."[5] His works are often described as being initially familiar,[5][6] with their similarity to historical portraiture in composition and technique, but upon further inspection revealing "disquieting details"[6] which contribute to the sense of eerie strangeness.

Exhibitions[edit]

Wathen's works have been exhibited in numerous galleries in cities across Europe and the US including solo shows in London and New York.[1][7] In 2004, Wathen contributed to the art exhibition, 100 MOTHERS at The Oxford House in Bethnal Green, London.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Richard Wathen". artnet. Retrieved 2011-01-10. 
  2. ^ a b Goodrich, John (2007-07-12). "Traditions & Their Uses". New York Sun. Retrieved 2011-01-10. 
  3. ^ a b Smith, Roberta (2005-05-06). "Making an Entrance at Any Age". New York Times. p. 2. Retrieved 2011-01-10. 
  4. ^ "Max Wigram Gallery: Richard Wathen". ArtSlant. Retrieved 2011-01-10. 
  5. ^ a b Brown, Neal. "Touching Greatness". The First Post. Retrieved 2011-01-10. 
  6. ^ a b "Richard Wathen". L&M Arts. Retrieved 2011-01-10. 
  7. ^ "Richard Wathen". Art Facts. Retrieved 2011-01-10. 
  8. ^ "Mothers". Retrieved 2011-01-10.