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MARIT GUINNESS ASCHAN (1919 2004)

 

Cynthera

Enamel. 4 " x 6 " (114 x 165mm).

Originally exhibited Leicester Galleries Exhibition of Works by the Artist, May 1962, No. 16.

Purchased by M. Durlacher Esq. Bears original exhibition labels IMAGE

 

Marit Guinness Aschan was born in 1919, the daughter of Samuel Guinness. She was an enamellist and painter. She was President of the Artist Enamellers since its foundation in 1968. She exhibited her work at the Royal Academy; the Leicester Galleries; the Lincoln Center New York, Saga Gallery London, Benney London; the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths. She also had solo shows at Beaux Arts; the International Faculty of Arts; the Leicester Galleries; Roy Miles, London, The Minories, Colchester; Lilienfield Gallery and Van Diemen-Lilienfeld Galleries, New York; Bodley Gallery, New York; Waldhorn Company Inc. New Orleans; Galerie J. Kraus Paris; Inter Art Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela and Oslo Kunstforening, Gallerie Galtung, Oslo. Work by Marit Guinness Aschan is in the permanent collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum; Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, London; Paul Opp Collection, Brooklyn Museum; New York University Art Collection; Fordham University Art Collection; Yale University Art Gallery; Nelson Gallery and Atkins Museum, Kansas; North Carolina State Museum of Art, Raleigh; Rochester Art Gallery, New York; University of Kansas Museum of Art, New Orleans Museum of Art; Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, New York; Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina; Finch College Art Gallery; J. R. Abbey Collection; Hugo & Reine Pitman Collection; Norwegian Embassy Collection; Iliffe Collection; John Studzinski Collection; H.M. the late King Olav V of Norway; H.M. The Queen of Norway; Hans Rasmus Astrup Collection; Ian Woodner Family Collection New York; Beal Foundation Collection, Boston; Martin & Els Wyler Collection, Switzerland; Madame Jacques Koerfer Collection, Switzerland; Boston Museum of Fine Arts; Arts Ins Club Chicago and The Royal Norwegian Embassy, London; Kunstindustrimuseet, Oslo. She also produced the central enamel work on the Louis Osman Cross at Exeter Cathedral. She lived at 6 Cheyne Walk, London and had her studio at Moravian Close, 381 Kings Road, London. She was a Member of Chelsea Arts Club.

 

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Marit Guinness Aschan

25 Chelsea Park Gardens

London

SW3

 

Dear Ms Aschan

 

I recently discovered one of your pictures in a country sale a wonderful little abstract in enamel, exhibited at the Leicester Gallery in 1962. In researching this picture I came across your address and wonder whether you are still painting and exhibiting.

 

I would be most interested to see more of your work and would very much like to meet you with the possibility of exhibiting some of your work in my Gallery.

 

I look forward to hearing from you and enclose a stamped addressed envelope for your use.

 

Yours sincereley

 

 

 

 

Barry Keene