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Artists Who Painted Birmingham Landscapes

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master brummie
It was my late friend and colleague the late George Busby from Solihull, we were both members of the BWS, George was also a member of the RBSA, sadly he died some years ago of cancer at about 70 years old, his paintings were in great demand, he also illustrated calendars and books, particularly railway books, have attached an example of a Welshpool scene. I have a number of his prints. Ericimg20191017_10341125.jpg
 

Dennis Williams

Proud Brummie
Yep, I thought it might be George Busby, but can't find a definite copy of this in his stuff on the internet...hopefully something will turn up....? Many thanks though RR......
 

Dennis Williams

Proud Brummie
It was my late friend and colleague the late George Busby from Solihull, we were both members of the BWS, George was also a member of the RBSA, sadly he died some years ago of cancer at about 70 years old, his paintings were in great demand, he also illustrated calendars and books, particularly railway books, have attached an example of a Welshpool scene. I have a number of his prints. EricView attachment 138279

Eric, my hero, thanks so much......! He was nearly as good as you my friend! So sad we have lost such a talent....I posted it on a FB blog and got so many likes it was unreal, and lots of requests for copies, framed or otherwise.....may I put some of yours up for admiration?
 

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master brummie
Dennis with pleasure but George was a vastly superior painter than I. He was an elected member of other societies including the Society of Railway Artists. He taught me a lot about watercolour techniques a most difficult medium to master (I used to be an Oil painter). He was certainly the best watercolourist in the BWS. One of my paintings once was taken for a George Busby at an exhibition, that made my day. Eric
 
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Dennis Williams

Proud Brummie
Dennis with pleasure but George was a vastly better painter than I. He was an elected member of other societies including the Society of Railway Painters. He taught me a lot about watercolour techniques a most difficult medium to master (I used to be an Oil painter). He was certainly the best watercolourist in the BWS. One of my paintings once was taken for a George Busby at an exhibition, that made my day. Eric
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Thanks Eric. There has been a lot of admiration for your painting of Jamaica Row in the rain. Can folk buy prints and if so where? I promised I’d ask!
 

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master brummie
Dennis, there was a print run on that painting (I presume you mean 'Wet Sunday in the Bull Ring') but that was over 20 years ago, certainly none available now, but I am quite happy for any body to download it for the copyright still remains with me, the original framed painting was bought by an American from Denver. Eric
 

Dennis Williams

Proud Brummie
Dennis, there was a print run on that painting (I presume you mean 'Wet Sunday in the Bull Ring') but that was over 20 years ago, certainly none available now, but I am quite happy for any body to download it for the copyright still remains with me, the original framed painting was bought by an American from Denver. Eric

Many thanks Eric......I will pass it on....and may I say how much I love this epic scene! As a John Atkinson Grimshaw fan, I love those wet pavements and murky skies! Cheers
 

oldbrit

OldBrit in Exile
Dennis, there was a print run on that painting (I presume you mean 'Wet Sunday in the Bull Ring') but that was over 20 years ago, certainly none available now, but I am quite happy for any body to download it for the copyright still remains with me, the original framed painting was bought by an American from Denver. Eric
Can I ask who in Denver got that? Just curious maybe I know them
 

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master brummie
oldbrit, looking at my sales book all I have written is ' Littleton Denver Colorado' I do not know if Littleton is his name or a place name , info provided by RBSA gallery where painting was sold in 1998. Eric
 
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oldbrit

OldBrit in Exile
oldbrit, looking at my sales book all I have written is ' Littleton Denver Colorado' I do not know if Littleton is his name or a place name , info provided by RBSA gallery where painting was sold in 1998. Eric
Littleton is a city south of Denver Colorado about 5 miles from me Thanks, Can you post photo on the Painting I would love to see it? Cheers John
 

Paul B

proper brummie kid
I should have mentioned that George Busby was a professional artist, not an amateur. Eric
A few George Busby paintings occasionally pop up on ebay. This is my current favourite with additional Artist's info to the reverse. Very atmospheric and takes me back to winter nights in the markets.. Is this actually a Birmingham Scene with TESCO supermarket in the background?
 

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oldbrit

OldBrit in Exile
What a joy to see these paintings, made my Christmas that's for sure. thanks to all I did this winter drawing painting, on a bike ride in Warwickshire, when I was about 14 going to "Moseley school of art" nothing near as grand as those others. I loved to ride my bike along the lanes I always carried a scratch pad in my saddle bag to stop and draw and paint what I saw. Happy days
 

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