Strong bidding for Modern British Art

Karel Weight's Hammersmith BroadwayA signed oil on canvas entitled Hammersmith Broadway by British artist Carel Weight has sold for £16,500 in Sworders Modern British Art Sale, following a close telephone bidding war.

Born in Paddington, London in 1908, Weight studied at the local Hammersmith School of Art between 1928 to 1930 and later Goldsmiths’ College from 1931 to 1933.

His career also saw him teaching at Beckenham School of Art (1932-9), alongside exhibitions at the Royal Academy and the Royal Society of British Artists. During WWII he was sent to Italy as an official War artist where he met artists Eric Ravilious and Edward Bawden.

Following the War, Weight taught at the Royal College of Art, where he later became Professor of Painting in 1957, and was awarded the CBE in 1962. He died in 1997.

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