Henry Cliffe (1919-1883) was a well-known painter, printmaker, sculptor and teacher. He was born in Scarborough in Yorkshire and studied at the Bath Academy of Art. He ran the lithography studio at Bath from 1950 until 1981. His first one man show was held in 1956 at The Redfern Gallery. Cliffe was a regular exhibitor in international print exhibitions and in 1960 was one of five artists shown in the British Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. His early works were influenced by both Surrealism and the neo-romantic English landscape school of the 1940s. Throughout the 1950s Cliffe’s work became more concerned with the relationship between the human figure and the landscape. His work is represented in a number of public collections including the Victoria & Albert Museum, Bristol City Art Gallery, Royal West of England Academy and MOMA New York.

Henry Cliffe - Abstract

Artist: Henry CliffeTitle: Abstract - an original abstract drawing in pastel and/or crayonDescription: The present work is an original abstract drawing in pastel and/or crayon signed by the artist lower left and dated (19)70. It was given to the previous owner, an artist, followin..

Henry Cliffe - Abstract Forms

Artist: Henry CliffeTitle: Abstract Forms 1970 - an original signed drawing in crayons; unframed   Description: This abstract drawing in crayons is signed by the artist lower right and dated (19)70. It is very typical of his work from this period and the provenance is Dr..

Henry Cliffe - Nude woman seated in woods

Artist: Henry CliffeTitle: Nude woman seated in woods - an original painting in gouache on paperDescription: The present work dates from circa 1949/50. It is one of several unsigned works on paper we have by Cliffe from this period, the provenance of which is the artist’s estate. We ha..

Henry Cliffe - Sketch

Artist: Henry CliffeTitle: Charcoal drawing of two figures in an interior, Cubist styleDescription: We have a small selection of original works by Henry Cliffe which were all acquired from his studio. They came from sketch books dating to 1949/50 and none are signed. Two of the works a..