Familistere Windows and rooves above a French shop, signed and dated '70, oil on board, 32.5 x 44.5cm (12 13/16 x 17 1/2in).
Stuart Walton is a self-taught artist, born and brought up in Middleton, Leeds. A gifted artist at school he won various art competitions but as a 'working class lad' took a job as a sign writer at the Leeds department store, Lewis's. After National service, he began painting the fast disappearing parts of Leeds,cobbled streets, terraced houses and dark yards. His work has been rediscovered and sought after by Yorkshire collectors.