Huge Painting, 'St Sebastian,' John Bartlett
Huge Painting, 'St Sebastian,' John Bartlett
From Bartlett’s group of works, ‘Historical interference.’ Bartlett worked at the National Gallery for many years surrounded by the paintings of the great masters. In this dramatic piece St Sebastian, pierced through with arrows gazes heavenward in pain and religious ecstasy.
Beautifully painted with a graphite shoon background and richly gilded halo.
About the Artist
John Bartlett studied at the Royal Academy Schools London 1991– 94. His work is held in private and public collections throughout the world.
In January 1997 his monumental work ‘History Painting’ was included as one of the main exhibits for the opening of the Museum of London’s new “London Now Gallery.” A student work that took a year to make it chose recent British history as its subject matter depicting the 1990 Poll Tax riots in Trafalgar Square. This piece received enormous media coverage across the country.In January 1999 this work was purchased for the Museum’s permanent collection where it remains on display. In 2010 the work was reproduced on 9x18ft posters on the London Underground as part of the promotion campaign for the opening of the Museum's newly refurbished Modern Galleries.
Other early notable works were a commission for Heathrow Airport in 1995 and the painting ‘Cars and Chaos’ 95/6 (Guildhall Art Gallery London) that was included in the touring exhibition ‘The Motor Show – powered vehicles in British Art’ which travelled to different Art venues across the country during 1996/7.
A major mid-career retrospective 'London Sublime' (Oct 12th - Jan 20th 2013) at the Guildhall Art Gallery London. The exhibition will present over fifty of his paintings & drawings,allowing the public for the first time to view the diversity of his work. During the course of the show Bartlett will be producing a 25ft wall drawing entitled 'Rise of the Invisible' that makes reference to the 2011 London riots.
1991–94 Royal Academy Schools, Post – Graduate in Painting
1990–91 Byam Shaw School of Art, Post – Graduate Higher Diploma in Fine Art.
1980–83 Maidstone College of Art, B. A. Honours Degree in Fine Art
1979–80 Braintree College of Further Education, Foundation Course
2012 Panasonic product launch - ICA
2011/12 Driven to Draw - Royal Academy of Arts
2010 Lynn Painter-Stainers prize exhibition
2010 'Staff exhibition' National Gallery, London..
2009 'Anonymous' - recent works, Tate Newington, London.
2008 'Display of small objects', National Gallery, London.
2007 'Installation of works', National Gallery, London.
2007 Private view of 'Shadow of 9/11' Tate Newington, London.
2006 'London now-City of Heaven' ,City of Hell' Guildhall Art Gallery, London.
2004 'Cars & Chaos ' (Bought for permanent collection) Guildhall Art Gallery, London.
2002 'Group Show', Adam street Gallery, London.
2001 'Creative Quarters - the art world in London 1700 – 2000' Museum of London.
2001 'Staff Exhibition' National Gallery, London.
2000 'Bonner road Open studios', London E2.
1999 'Selected Figurative Painters', Marks & Spencer H.Q. Baker St, London.
1999 'Conflicts of Interest' Museum of London.
1997 Showing of the ‘History Painting’ Museum of London.
1996-97 'The Motor Show', Touring Exhibition.
1996/98 'Whitechapel Open Studios' - Acme Studios, Bonner Rd London E2.
1994 'Out of the Nineties' Mall Galleries.
1994 'R.A. Schools Final Show', R.A. & Burlington New Galleries.
1994 'Group Show Greenwhich Theatre Foyer'.
1994 'Street' Yarrow Gallery, Oundle Public School.
1993 'Cocktail', Raw Gallery, London.
1993 Mick Rooney & six selected Artists Bone Gallery, London.
1992/94 'Premium Show', Sothebys & R.A.
1992/94 'R.A. Summer', Show Royal Academy of Arts.
1991 'Postgraduate Show', Byam Shaw School of Art.
1988 'Ways of Seeing', Braintree Arts Centre.
1983 'Stowells Trophy', Royal Academy of Arts.
1983 'Degree Show' Maidstone College of Art.
1994 Richard Ford Award (Spanish Scholarship).
1994 Residency Oundle Public School.
1994 Richard Jack Prize.
1992 Edwin Landseer Scholarship.
1992 Eric Kennington prize for Academic Drawing.
1991 Birds Charity (R.A.)
1991 Bernard Bershinger Bursary.
1979 William Lake Prize.
2006/7 'Shadow of 9/11' Private collection
2002 Portrait of Bob Richards (former warding supervisor at the National Gallery London.)
1995 B.A.A. Heathrow Airport
V & A Museum of Childhood
Museum of London.
Guildhall Art Gallery, London.
Royal Academy of Arts
2000 Lord & Lady Sheppard of Didgemere.Painting:
CM: 122 x 152
Inches: 60 x 48
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Provenance: British School, monogrammed and dated lower right
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