Sax Shaw (1916 - 2000) was one of Scotland's finest tapestry, stained glass and watercolour artists.
He was born in Yorkshire in 1916 and studied at Huddersfield School of Art between 1936 and 1938. Although he was offered a place at the Royal College of Art in London, he chose to study at Edinburgh College of Art, which at the time had the leading stained glass department in Great Britain.
He designed many stunning stained glass windows for Scottish churches - and was responsible for implementing a dynamic, modern development in tapestry design at the Dovecot Studio in Edinburgh.
In this watercolour study, Sax has rapidly jotted down abstracted forms of trees in the landscape there are scudding clouds in a dark blue sky. He captures the essence of the scene with his bold lines and quick washes of colour. This watercolour dates to the 1970s - and is signed in the lower corner, Shaw 74, as photographed.
It is sold in a metallic gold-tone frame (this is original to the watercolour and done at Bourne Fine Arts when they were in Cumberland Street). The frame measures 46 x 57cm. The image is 28 x 40 cm
This lively painting certainly displays well. Given the importance of Sax Shaw in Scottish Design history - this rarer early landscape work by him is listed at a very fair price. Would look fabulous in a mid-century modern interior. It reminds me a little of the watercolour by the Earl Haig which is also listed on my website for sale.
If you want more information about Sax Shaw: I would certainly recommend viewing the following fascinating documentary about him posted online.
Here is the link - enjoy!
The work will cost £14 to send to you and will be sent with Parcelforce24 - this will be applied to your order at the checkout.