About the Artist:
Joseph Crawhall, England, (1861-1913), was an painter who worked in oils, watercolors and pastels. He trained at King’s College, London before going to Paris to work with Aimé Morot in 1882. He painted in England, France and Scotland and then in the 1880s he travelled and painted throughout Morocco and Spain.
Crawhall was a member of the “Glasgow Boys,” a loose affiliation of avant-garde, French-influenced painters in Scotland and Northern England. These artists worked at interpreting and expanding the canon of Impressionist and Post-impressionist painting.
Crawhall had a great fondness for birds, horses and other animals as subjects in his work. He was greatly influenced by Chinese and Japanese art. His fluid, elegant and calligraphic style and avant-garde compositional techniques resulted in remarkable images. [DES-12/15]