Friday, 3 February 2012

Vernon Ward (Artist)



Here as promised is the market find of last Saturday, a Vernon Ward print, if you've not heard of him  heres a little insight into him and some of the prints I have, and there are hundreds, if not thousands of them.  I only get them from car boots, charity shops, jumble sales, I think the one on Saturday was the most expensive at two pounds!


Vernon Beauvoir Ward (1905-1985)

Vernon Ward was a 20th century English painter and commercial artist noted for his works of flowers, birds, harbour and seascapes(mostly Cornwall) and edwardian subjects, he lived most of his life in Hampstead, London, was the son of an art dealer and he trained at the Slade School of Art in London, his works have graced, jigsaws, greetings cards, placemats, chocolate boxes, tins anything really you can think of, you can find a Vernon Ward print on it.

I only started collecting them last year after reading an article in a magazine, I have only a few as seem to be hard to find and some amount to an awful lot of money, I'am not that serious about them, if I see one at a good price...  great if they don't know anything about the artist, I did see one in a charity shop in Seaton of St Ives harbour which was lovely but didn't warrant the 26 quid price tag.

Here are the others, they all hang in different places in the house, as I have themed walls, all flower pictures together, boats together and so on, but more about that in the next post.





Pictures are so hard to photograph!

Bye for now

11 comments:

  1. You've found some lovely ones.
    I've paid from 50p to £10 (but I fell in love with that one and it was a Hospice charity shop so didn't mind paying)
    My late Father-in-law was a fan for Vernon Ward's work but don't recall him having any of his pictures.
    Carol xx

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  2. pictures are really hard to shoot but you have done a great job! Thank you for the award finally passed it on xx

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  3. I want the duck one, it's fab.
    Great collection!
    Emma. X

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  4. Beautiful prints--I especially love the seascape and the harbor. What fun to collect one artist!

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  5. The first Vernon Ward one I think, maybe of Mevagissey. Sandra http://livingin22.blogspot.com

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  6. Yes it is Meva. See this link:
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/cornwall/content/image_galleries/mevagissey_gallery.shtml

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  7. I have a vernon ward duck picture. It isn't a print as you can see the brush strokes on the canvas (it is under glass) It is dated '65. anybody any ideas of the value?

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  8. I have found a painting by VW amongst my late Grandmother's stuff of a deer with 2 fawns. I think it's an original. I was going to give it to charity. Is it special?

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  9. My mother has the exact same print, of Land's End! Bought it in a gallery in St Ives for £1.50
    in possibly early 1960s.

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  10. I have a Vernon ward painting the gannets .....a new Zealand scene I think possibly painted late forties or fifties can you help with any info?

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  11. I have a Vernon ward painting the gannets .....a new Zealand scene I think possibly painted late forties or fifties can you help with any info?

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