Bognor Regis Herald — Bognor scene painting auctioned
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Anyone recognise the location? Seaside Scene Bognor Regis attributed to Robert Duckworth Greenham RBA, ROI 1906–1976 Monogrammed and dated 1966
Just auctioned online, Robert Duckworth Greenham (1906–1976) Aliases: Robert Greenham; Robert D. Greenham. Professi ons: Figure painter; Painter; Portrait painter; Water color painter; Pastel Artist; Etcher; Engraver; Wood cutter; Wall painter
Born in Streatham, Greenham trained at the Byam Shaw School of Art and then at the Royal Academy Schools from 1926 to 1929, where he was awarded a Landseer Scholarship, the Creswick Prize, the British Institute Scholarship and the Silver Medal for painting. A versatile artist he was comfortable working in most mediums and could produce figurative groups at social occasions and pastoral Suffolk landscape with equal facility. In the 1930s and ’40s Greenham painted a series of portraits of actresses and film stars, including Greta Garbo and Jessie Matthews, inspired by cinema stills taken at the time. His 1943 portrait of Martita Hunt from this series is now hanging in the National Portrait Gallery. He exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy, New English Art Club, the London Group and The Royal Scottish Academy and was an elected member of both the Royal Society of British Artists and Royal Institute of Painters in Oil. His elder brother was the painter and portraitist Peter Greenham RA.