(John) Anthony Twentyman (1906-1988) was a well-known sculptor, painter and noted collector of Modern British Art. He was born at Tettenhall in Staffordshire, into a family of export merchants. During World War II he served as a Flight Lieutenant in the Royal Air Force and it is believed that he was captured by the Japanese in Singapore in 1942 and was held as a Prisoner of War. In 1947 he met the artist John Piper, with whom he enjoyed a long friendship. At this time Twentyman was still working in the family business which involved trips overseas. However, he began to exhibit his paintings and sculptures professionally, including at the Bear Lane Gallery in Oxford 1964, the Sheviock Gallery near to Plymouth 1971, at a one-man show with the Marjorie Parr Gallery in London 1974, and a solo show at Wolverhampton Art Gallery 1978. His elder brother, Alfred Richard Twentyman (1903-1079), was also a capable artist who has one work in the collection of Wolverhampton Art Gallery. Anthony Twentyman lived for many years at Codsall in Staffordshire. Wolverhampton Art Gallery (the paintings) and the National Trust, Dudmaston, Shropshire (the sculptures), both hold a number of examples of his work. Twentyman usually signed his work with his initials ‘AT’.

Anthony Twentyman - Tricyclist 1963

Artist: Anthony TwentymanTitle: 'Tricyclist' 1963Description: An original abstract study in mixed media (gouache and inks) titled 'Tricyclist' and dated 1963 verso. Signed with the artist's monogram to the lower right. The original frame is in fairly good order with age relat..