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Edward Brian [Ted] Seago (1910-1974)

Biography of the painter Edward Brian [Ted] Seago (1910-1974)

Edward Brian [Ted] Seago (1910-1974) was an English artist  (born on 31st March 1910 in Norfolk), who painted both in oils and watercolour.

Largely self taught, Seago did receive some instruction from Sir Alfred Munnings and Bertram Priestman.

At 14, Seago won a Royal Drawing Society award. He joined a travelling show at 18 years old and toured with circuses in Britain and Europe.

Seago continued to paint all this while, becoming well known and popular around the World.

Seago was invalided out of the army in 1944, but invited by General Alexander to record the Italian Campaign. Colnaghi’s exhibited these war paintings at the end of war in 1945 and showed his work annually from that time on. This exhibition and subsequent shows received unprecedented success with large queues forming before the doors opened.

The late Queen Mother was a great admirer and collector of Seago's work. The Duke of Edinburgh invited Seago on a World Tour in HMY Britannia in 1956. The paintings of Antartica, which were considered to be amongst his best, now hang in Balmoral.

Seago became a member of the RWS in 1959.

Seago was a lover of East Anglia, the Norfolk Broads and sailing, and was a masterly painter and watercolourist of Broadland.

Seago had major exhibitions with the Fine Art Society, Richard Green, Portland Gallery and Thomas Gibson.

Seago lived at Ludham in Norfolk, where he died of a brain tumor at the age of 64  on 19th January 1974. In his Will, he requested that one third of his paintings from his studio be destroyed!

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Lot FS20/429: Edward Seago [1910-1974] - Halftide At Waxham

Edward Seago [1910-1974] - Halftide at Waxham - Edward Seago studio stamp on reverse of back board watercolour 37.5 x 55cm.

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000
Realised: £1,800