Fabulous Eric Holt Oil Painting Titled Windmill In An Ornate Gilt Frame
Very vibrant beautiful oil painting typical of his work
The wonderful gilt frame measures approx 69.5 cm x 59.5 cm
1944 Born Sutton, Surrey
1957-59 Attended Sutton East School (special art course)
1959-62 Studied Epsom School of art
1962-72 After a few months at Wimbledon School of Art he left and became a groundsman on a caravan site;. Following this he was a van driver and then a factory worker; he also worked in a civil engineering firm digging tunnels etc. He became redundant and took a job making furniture in the Portobello studios. From there he moved on to antique restoration. During this period he only managed to complete approximately two paintings a year.
1969-78 Lived and worked in Purley.
1978 Moved to the country and bought a cottage near Sandringham, Norfolk where he lived with his wife and two children
1997 After a short illness he died of cancer after completing his last painting.
1972 Ist one-man show Maltzahn Gallery,London
1974 2nd one man show Maltzahn Gallery
1971-92 Royal Academy Summer Exhibitions
1977 3rd one-man show Piccadilly Gallery
1980 4th one-man show Piccadilly Gallery
1980 Tolly Cobbold-Eastern Arts 3rd National Exhibition
1982 "The World of Newspaper" ,Sothebys, London W1, (prizewinner)
1983 5th one-man show Piccadilly Gallery
1985 Tolly Cobbold-Eastern Arts 5th national exhibition
1985 Prizewinner Royal Academy Annual Christmas Card Competition
1987 6th one-man show Piccadilly Gallery
1992-3 7th one-man show Piccadilly Gallery