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NEW IN - Theodore Major, Robert Lenkiewicz, Harold Riley, Brian Shields and William Turner

We are very excited to show you some new works that have been added to our collection at the gallery, including pieces from some of the most talented artists of our time.

Theodore Major (1908-1999) was a self-taught northern artist who painted works purely for people to view and enjoy, not for selling and making money within the commercial world. These two stunning pieces from Major display industrial scenes that were typical of his work.

Theodore Major (1908-1999)

'Weeping Skeleton'

48" (h) x 60" (w)

Oil on Board

Theodore Major (1908-1999)

'Works in the Snow'

30" (h) x 37" (w)

Oil on Board

Harold Riley (b. 1934) is a versatile artist who worked in a variety of mediums including paintings, pastels, drawings and printmaking. He had a deep connection with his home town, Salford, which was the subject of many of his pieces.

Here are two wonderful works from Riley, the first a pastel and pencil piece, followed by an oil on board.

Harold Riley (b. 1934)

'Manchester Cathedral'

12" (h) x 8" (w)

Pastel and pencil

Harold Riley (b. 1934)

'The Knocker Up'

16" (h) x 12" (w)

Oil on Board

Robert Oscar Lenkiewicz (1941-2002) was a very charismatic man known for his large scale figurative paintings, often of models he knew and sometimes had a relationship with. However, some of his best work is his self-portraits, just like this piece with Lenkiewicz in a pink scarf.

Robert Oscar Lenkiewicz (1941-2002)

'Self Portrait in Pink Scarf'

24" (h) x 24" (w)

Oil on Canvas

Brian Shields (1951-1997), also known as Braaq was one of the masters of the Northern scenes, capturing working class life and memories from his childhood. He often painted himself in his paintings as a young boy in a striped jumper. His snowy scene pieces are so beautiful, and this one is no exception.

Brian Shields (1951-1997)

'I'nt Christmas Brilliant'

24" (h) x 36" (w)

Oil on Canvas

And finally, William Ralph Turner (1920-2013). A northern artist who absorbed the works of German expressionists and French Fauves such as Beckmann, Vlaminck, Chagall, Soutine, Rouault and Segonzac. Turner re-interpreted their techniques and applied them in a very personal way to the landscapes of the North West of England.

William Ralph Turner (1920-2013)

'Castleton, 1987'

30" (h) x 38" (w)

Oil on Canvas

All of the above pieces are now available to view at the gallery. If you want to arrange a private viewing, then please contact the gallery on 01925 759 988 or email us at

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