“Evoke the distinctive, dreamlike aesthetic of the ‘70s with this reproduction of an original portrait taken from the archives of Atelier BigJon.
Designer and artist Jon Harvey has taken inspiration from his extensive collection of 20th century artworks and given each renewed personality and vibrancy in the form of this digitally printed, ‘colour block’ canvas. Perfect for introducing a splash of vintage-infused styling into a modern living space - hang the canvas alone or in a cluster on a bare wall, for maximum impact.
Hand-stretched and created in the UK.
Bespoke coloured edge.
UV protection of up to 200 years.
Knot free pine frame to prevent warping.
About the artist: H R Rishworth (1891-1991).
British born Rishworth, was a surgeon - where his experience in India throughout the first world war determined the course of his medical career. He was given a commission in the Indian Medical Service on the outbreak of war with Afghanistan and was sent to Alexandria and Constantinople, evacuating russian refugees. On demobilisation Rishworth went on to spend two years as a house surgeon at Charing Cross Hospital. Returning to India in 1923, he became responsible for the medical service of the Great Indian Peninsula Railway. By 1929 Rishworth had moved to Bombay where he was appointed Commander of the Order of St John. For his public services he was awarded an OBE, later advanced to a CBE. After the 2nd World War, Rishworth returned to England but eventually moved on to Baghdad as director of the medical service of Iraq State Railways. The Nigerian government subsequently requested him to report on the medical service of its railways. For this he travelled the entire railways system before writing a book on railway medical services in developing countries. On settling in the United Kingdom - Rishworth worked as a surgical specialist in the Ministry of Pensions until 1961.
After retiring he pursued many interests; his chief delight being painting - in watercolours and oils. Rishworth died on Valentine’s day 1991, age 100.”
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