LEE, LAURIE (1914-1997, novelist and poet) PORTRAIT BY ROBERT BUHLER R.A. (1916-1989),
Lot 93
LEE, LAURIE (1914-1997, novelist and poet) PORTRAIT BY ROBERT BUHLER R.A. (1916-1989),
£1,000 - 1,200
US$ 1,600 - 2,000

Lot Details
LEE, LAURIE (1914-1997, novelist and poet)
PORTRAIT BY ROBERT BUHLER R.A. (1916-1989),
pastel, head and shoulders, signed and dated upper right ‘Buhler ‘70’, 20½ x 15½ in (52.1 x 39.4 cm).

Footnotes

  • Laurie Lee is best known for his evocative and nostalgic account of his country boyhood in a secluded Cotswold village, Cider with Rosie, 1959, and for As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning, 1969.

    Robert Buhler preferred to chose for himself the subjects of his portraits among whom David Buckman in his The Dictionary of Artists in Britain since 1945, 1998, particularly notes Laurie Lee. Other portraits by him are of W. H. Auden, Francis Bacon, Ruskin Spear, John Davenport, Stephen Spender and Donald Wolfit. Buhler studied in Switzerland and London and when he started as a painter he was encouraged by Sir Edward Marsh. He taught at the Chelsea School of Art, the Central School of Arts and Crafts and the Royal College of Art.
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