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Jim Gilbert Paintings - East End Criminal Turned Sensitive Artist

Posted on Daniel Goddard's Blog

From 19th century romance to 20th century realism; in the same sale is a collection of small oil paintings by an East End criminal. The group of eight oils (FS21/372) by Jim Gilbert, who died in 1995 are melancholic and sombre and reflect the artist's tough life, mental illness and confinement.

The pictures depict the street life of the East End including some intimate family groups in a harsh and realist way. The paintings are estimated at £200-£300 each.


Jim Gilbert oil paintings (FS21/372)

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This article was originally published on Daniel Goddard's Blog on Tue, 14 Jan 2014 14:37:18 GMT.

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Daniel Goddard BA(Hons) ASFAVDaniel Goddard BA(Hons) ASFAV

Daniel Goddard is a Director of Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood. He is also Head of the Picture Department.

Daniel Goddard was educated at The Kings Grammar School, Ottery St Mary and The Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. He was commissioned in 1982 serving in Northern Ireland, The Falklands and Canada and in the 1990s completed an Open University degree in Art History and Humanities.

In 1988, he worked in Australia, Hong Kong and New Zealand and attended The Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea. On his return to East Devon, Daniel joined Lawrences in Crewkerne as a saleroom porter and progressed to valuation and rostrum work.

In 1996, Daniel joined Bearne's in Torquay to head the Works of Art Department and transferred to Head of the Picture Department in 2000. He continues to run this busy department in the merged firm of Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood.

Daniel Goddard has been a director of the firm since 1999 and is an experienced valuer and auctioneer with a good broad range of knowledge and specialist expertise in paintings. He was responsible for the organisation and cataloguing of the two major sales of paintings by Robert Lenkiewicz (1941-2002), which raised in excess of £3 million.

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