Artist Percy Horton: Reclining Nude, 1915

Artist Percy Horton (1897-1970): Reclining Nude, 1915

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Percy Horton (1897-1970):
Reclining Nude, 1915
Unframed (ref: 913)

Signed and dated, inscribed 3 hours

Coloured chalk and pastel on grey paper

10.2 x 17.7 in. (26 x 45 cm)

See all works by Percy Horton chalk pastel life drawing women 1.Master Drawings 1.PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST 2.HORTON

Provenance: The Artist's Studio

Literature: Llewellyn, Sacha, and Paul Liss. Portrait of an Artist. Liss Llewellyn, 2021, p.117.

Born in Brighton, Percy Horton attended the School of Art there from 1912-1916. Drawings made in the Life Room, often as timed exercised (hence the 3 hours), formed a major part of all Art School curricula at this period. During the First Word War he became a conscientious objector and was sentenced to two years hard labour in Carlton Prison, Edinburgh, from 1916-18. After the war, he took up his studies again at the Central School of Art 1918-20 and the Royal College of Art 1922-24.