William CrosbieRSA, RGI Born: 1915
Place of Birth: Hankow, China
William Crosbie studied at the Glasgow School of Art from 1932-5. A travelling scholarship took him to Paris, where he worked under Fernand Léger, and took classes History of Art at The Sorbonne and in drawing with Maillol. Crosbie was part of a group of artists and writers who were very active immediately before the Second World War painting portraits. Later in his career it was by working with architects, decorating firms and painting murals that he was able to make a living, and continue to create the paintings that he wanted to paint.
Through his career he excelled in an extraordinary variety of subjects: straightforward landscapes of Scotland, England and France; still life, the female nude, a sort of modern fête champêtre; surrealism; religious painting; portraiture, both intimate and official and the self-portrait.
“As a painter I have always worked in the belief that once you have mastered a technique or perfected a style, that’s the time to stop. Each piece of work should be a fresh beginning as far as possible.” William Crosbie, 1974
William Crosbie was the subject of a major exhibition in April 2020, click here to view the exhibition online.
William Crosbie in his Petersfield Studio View details
Man with Moustache (The Cuh) View details
Man with Moustache (The Cuh)1971oil on cardH:37.5cm W:27cmSoldSnowy, Pink House View details
Snowy, Pink Housec.1980oil on boardH:46cm W:59cmSoldWild Flowers View details
Wild Flowers1947ink and watercolourH:56cm W:45cmSoldMusic of the Living - Monkey and Nude View details
Music of the Living - Monkey and Nude1988oil on boardH:71cm W:91.4cmSoldChurchall, Pink Roses View details
Churchall, Pink Rosesc.1965oil on boardH:31cm W:28cmSoldCompotier Still Life View details
Compotier Still Lifec.1950oil on boardH:50.8cm W:60.9cmSoldAnto Vilduis, Young Man View details
Anto Vilduis, Young Man1947oil on canvasH:21cm W:17cmSoldMarket Day, Paris, Seated Woman in Front of Brick Wall View details
Market Day, Paris, Seated Woman in Front of Brick Wallc.1938watercolour & inkH:29cm W:24cmSoldButterfly of the Mind View details
Butterfly of the Mind1990oil on boardH:60.9cm W:45.7cmSoldAnne View details
Annec.1978oil on boardH:25.5cm W:20cmSoldStill Life with Doll View details
Still Life with Doll1982oil on canvasH:46cm W:35.5cmSoldJankel Adler Talking with Friends in Crosbie’s Studio View details
Jankel Adler Talking with Friends in Crosbie’s Studioc.1940inkH:25cm W:35cmSoldStill Life with Tulips View details
Still Life with Tulipsoil on panelH:21cm W:16.5cmSoldWomb from Womb View details
Womb from Womb1941oil on canvasH:213.5cm W:152.5cmSoldAbstract Still Life View details
Abstract Still Lifec.1970oil on boardH:111.7cm W:116.8cmSoldBrunette with White Tulips View details
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