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    Sale 12303

    Modern British & Irish Art

    17 March 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 57

    William Brooker, A.R.A. (1918-1983)

    Still Life - Dessicating Jar

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    William Brooker, A.R.A. (1918-1983)
    Still Life - Dessicating Jar
    signed and dated ‘.Brooker. '66’ (lower right), signed again, inscribed and dated again ‘Still life - dessicating jar/1966/William Brooker.’ (on the reverse)
    oil on canvas
    36 x 40 in. (91.5 x 101.5 cm.)

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    William Brooker enjoyed a long and successful teaching career, and among his students was Howard Hodgkin, who he taught at the Bath Academy of Art at Corsham. Hodgkin described his mentor as 'the only real teacher I ever had ... he made one feel that painting was a very important occupation. Quite unique. No one else seemed a bit like that. He was a great teacher' (see N. Wadley, exhibition catalogue, William Brooker Retrospective, Newcastle Polytechnic, 1987).

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    Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 12 December 2008, lot 36, where purchased by the present owner.