The painting is on board. It has an old exhibition label on the verso, ‘Mayor Gallery’, written in biro. The painting has been exhibited at the Mayor Gallery in Cork Street, London and at Austin Desmond’s in Bloomsbury. Signed in paint to lower left margin.In excellent condition.
Size 360 x 450mm
Milner studied at Leeds College of Art and then the Royal College of Art. He exhibited in mixed exhibitions at the Mayor Gallery (1932), Redfern Gallery and Gimpel Fils and had solo shows including E.L.T.Mesens’ London Gallery in 1949 and Woodstock in 1967. Salford Art Gallery bought an oil, Abstraction, in 1956. Milner settled in Ramsey, Isle of Mann where he was the founder member and became vice-president of the Mannin Art Group where he was a prolific exhibitor. The artist was described by one friend as a stout bohemian fellow, competent with brush and corkscrew.
His abstract compositions show him to have been a technically brilliant artist with a highly developed sense of form and colour which, on account of his remarkably distinctive and consistent vision, deserves greater recognition.