Epsom and Ewell Art Group


An Epsom and Ewell Art Group Publication

Editors: Vicky Rosenthal, Richard Seymour and Roland Vassallo 







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                Dominika's painting - BEFORE THE RAIN

We are proud to announce that  member Dominika Klimczak’s work is being shown at the Menier Gallery.

Her painting (below) has been accepted for Draw17 an annual open exhibition of The Society of Graphic Fine Art.
It can be seen at The Menier Gallery (London Bridge) until 14th of October.


18thOctober 2017 

The EEAG Reception Evening at Bourne Hall


The evening had great attendance and at one stage the foyer was heaving with animated conversation.  Of course the wine flowed (a bit) and a couple of browsers and some cards were sold as well. 


Deputy Mayor Neil Dallon attended the reception with his wife and gave a short speech and officially declared the reception open. 


There was a “vote for your favourite picture” highlight and there was a prize which was a picture donated by a member (me!) of Polesden Lacey.  This was won by an ex member of the group, Mary Wood.


Many thanks to all Committee members who made the evening possible and who tirelessly worked behind the scenes to make it an evening to remember.


Photographs below, courtesy of Maureen Jones.



Club Secretary


Scotland was way ahead of London when it came to art in the 19th Century.  Throughout history Scotland always had a strong association with France - innovation first came to Glasgow a long time before it went to London in those days.  Thereby, this group of talented men worked together initially before going on to develop their own individual styles.  One thing they had in common though (probably from working closely together) was a similar “scaffold” to their pictures; their horizontals and verticals were perfectly placed making their pictures always balanced in their composition.


Ronnie highlighted some of the artists that these boys were influenced by and showed examples of their work: Jules Bastien-Lepage; Van Gogh; Monet; John Singer-Sergent; to name a few.


The Glasgow boys were:


ARTHUR MELVILLE  1855 – 1904

Visited the Middle East (which was some expedition in those times) to paint.  He used oils and watercolour and his work was internationally exhibited.



Travelled to France every summer to paint in oils.  However his favourite subject was the Scottish landscape.


GEORGE HENRY  1858 – 1943

Spent some time in Japan together with Hornel (oils) and was very influenced by Whistler and Monet.  His painting “Lady with Fan” is well known.  He also took on formal portraits very successfully.



Frequented Morocco and Spain.  Initially he painted in oil but abandoned this medium for watercolour and painted stunning animal and bird paintings making this his specialty.


JAMES GUTHRIE 1859 – 1930

Was highly qualified in art and belonged to many prestigious associations.  He stayed within the Scottish borders, painting beautiful landscapes in oil. He also did portraits - Winston Churchill and Henry Asquith were among his sitters.



Travelled to Japan with George Henry and achieved the famous painting entitled “The Druids” together with Henry.



Attended classes with Charles Rennie Mackintosh.  Was very influenced by Jules Bastien-Lepage. He remained on home territory (although visiting Normandy for a while) and painted Glasgow scenes and local people.


So there we have seven artists – similar in age group (all born within ten years of each other).  They meet up and paint together but time and perhaps fortune changes their destiny and they go their separate ways but never forgetting their initial bonding – the love of art.

Vicky Rosenthal



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Wednesday, 15 November - A Talk by Ronnie Ireland:

THE GLASGOW BOYS – Real People in Real places