Rory McEwen

UK

1932 to 1982

Rory McEwen was born on the 12th of March, 1932. He was raised in the family home, and attended Eton College, then Trinity College, Cambridge, where he received a degree in English. It was after a career in music that he took up Art, and after 1964 began to produce floral pieces, that later appeared in the Tate, the Hunt Institute and many other Art collections around the World. He was diagnosed with Cancer in 1982, and died in a tragic accident in London, aged 50.

Works by Rory McEwen in the collection

 

Dr. Shirley Sherwood Presents: Study of a Rose by Rory McEwen

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Rory illustrated a stunning book on carnations while he was at Cambridge University and then had a successful career in music before he began to produce botanical paintings that later appeared in the Tate, the Hunt Institute and many other art collections around the world.

 

Dr. Shirley Sherwood Presents: Homage to Karl Blossfeldt (Aconitum) by Rory McEwen

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This is called 'Aconitum' and it's a watercolour on paper, measuring 292 x 335. It's one of a series of experimental watercolours called 'Homage to Karl Blossfeldt'.

 

Dr. Shirley Sherwood Presents: Homage to Karl Blossfeldt by Rory McEwen

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This is another painting from Rory's 'Homage to Karl Blossfeldt' - a series of experimental watercolours on paper.