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Dorothy Rendell’s Solo Show

March 16, 2019
by the gentle author

When I met Dorothy Rendell (1923-2018) in her final months, she admitted to me that it was a matter of great regret that she never had a solo show. Today at 2pm her posthumous solo show opens at Abbott & Holder, 30 Museum St, WC1A 1LH.

I shall be there this afternoon, signing copies of EAST END VERNACULAR, Artists who Painted London’s East End Streets in the 20th Century

Paintings will be sold on a strictly first-come first-served basis, so if you have set your heart on one, please arrive well before 2pm. Dorothy bequeathed all the proceeds of her art to Save the Children. The exhibition runs until Saturday 23rd March.

Studio Self Portrait. Oil on canvas. Signed and dated, 1969

Studio Parrot. Oil on canvas. c.1960

Studio/School Room stove. Oil on canvas. c.1955

Orovida Pissarro (1893-1968). Oil on canvas. c.1960

View across Mount Pleasant from Doughty St. Oil on board. c.1960

‘Jerina’, Harry Gosling School Pupil. Oil on canvas. c.1960

Rotherhithe from Wapping Pierhead. Oil on board. c.1955

Rotherhithe from Wapping Pierhead. Oil on board. c.1955

‘View from Strand End’. Oil on canvas. c.1955

Camille Cottage interior (Castle Hedingham) with red chair. Oil on canvas. c.1970

Camille Cottage Interior (Castle Hedingham) with bathroom mirror. Oil on canvas. c.1970

Camille Cottage Interior (Castle Hedingham) with Japanese print. Oil on canvas. c.1970

Camille Cottage interior (Castle Hedingham) with table-top still life

Tuscan Landscape. Oil on canvas. c.1960

Tuscan Landscape. Oil on canvas. c.1960

Italian market. Oil on canvas. c.1960

Tuscan Landscape. Oil on board. c.1960

Self Portrait. c.1960. Oil on canvas

Images copyright © The Estate of Dorothy Rendell

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8 Responses leave one →
  1. Jill Wilson permalink
    March 16, 2019

    Lovely pictures and especially the quality of the light in the river paintings. Looking forward to seeing them in the flesh next weekend.

  2. March 16, 2019

    I hope her show is a success! Keep us updated, and would love to know if some of her former students attended!

  3. Fran Bell permalink
    March 16, 2019

    Just beautiful, thanks for sharing x

  4. Rupert Bumfrey permalink
    March 16, 2019

    I wonder what is the tale that lies behind Dorothy’s 1960′s Tuscan views, to be replaced by images from deepest Essex a decade later, how marvellous that her art hopefully survives her across Italy and the walls of the homes of her former pupils at Harry Gosling.

    One of those unsung heroes of the teaching profession!

  5. March 16, 2019

    These are just stunning. I love the streets, the waterways, the windows, the old woman with her burden and her dog, and that bird is fiercely determined to live on …. Thank you for sharing these as I will never be able to see the show myself.

  6. Helen Breen permalink
    March 16, 2019

    Greetings from Boston,

    GA, best of luck with Dorothy’s show today. Such a shame that she did not enjoy one during her lifetime. Such versatility! I am glad that she had the opportunity to visit and capture Tuscany. I particularly like her interiors, especially Camille Cottage Interior (Castle Hedingham) with bathroom mirror. Oil on canvas. c.1970

  7. Eric Forward permalink
    March 16, 2019

    Well done for getting her the level of recognition she sadly never got in life. I do hope the exhibition is a big success and look forward to seeing it next week.

  8. Marcia Howard permalink
    March 16, 2019

    Wonderful images

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