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CECIL ROCHFORT D’OYLY-JOHN 1906-1993

D’Oyly John (as everyone called him) was born in South Africa in 1906 and was brought up in Durban. On leaving school joined the Asiatic Petroleum Company, traveling extensively throughout the Far East. From 1930-1934 he worked in the Tanganyika Police Force rising from Inspector to Public Prosecutor. Later he joined the Texas Oil Company in South Africa.

There are many stories, probably apocryphal, about his early life. Amongst them are that he was the illegitimate son of Augustus John, that he worked on a Japanese tramp steamer, that he was a life saver in Colombo and a pearl fisher in Manila and even that he did “a bit of hush-hush gun running!

At the outbreak of the Second World War, D’OYLY-JOHN took a commission in the Provost Corps and during the 1945 campaign was wounded and temporarily blinded as a result of being blown up by a bomb. It was during the period of convalescence that he was encouraged to take up painting as a pastime by his friend, the artist and teacher, Edmund Fearnley-Whittingstall. He was also influenced by the Nice artist Paul Negeli as well as a Belgian artist who used his palette knife to paint. He soon proved himself to be a natural artist of uncommon genius.

D’OYLY-JOHN was one of the most successful and brilliant (in both senses of the word) artists of his time. What is his genius and colour sense? It defies explanation, other than that it reflected his personality. He used his genius and colour sense with equanimity in everything he painted. Subjects are made up of several different colours, although to us it may seem to be of one shade or tone, and in this you will realise the brilliance of D’OYLY-JOHN’s technique.

In the 1950s and 1960s, his works were sold in print form by one of the major publishers of that time, and thus his work became universally known and popular .For a while, he lived in Cannes and in 1965 he held a hugely successful exhibition in Bognor Regis when many of the major dealers in the country (for example Stacey Marks, Aldridges, Frost and Reed) bought his works

A number of his paintings were acquired by the Queen Mother (when she was Queen) for the Royal collection
and his work is to be seen in other notable collections throughout the world.

D’OYLY-JOHN lived in Rottingdean,nearBrighton, and travelled extensively throughout Europe in search of new subjects to glorify his canvases. His paintings have been available since about 1980 through StewArt Gallery. He suffered a stroke in 1987, and did not really produce any works after that date. He now rests in St Margaret’s Churchyard.


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Cap D'Antibes

Oil on canvas 44x64cm, signed, framed and titled by the artist on the back. Nice clean painting. Frame original and acceptable, but has a few very minor marks (not surprising after 50 yaers or more!)

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Corner of Piazza della Signoria, Firenze

Oil on canvas 44x64cm, signed, framed and titled on the back by the artist. All in good order. A rare subject -I only know of one other painting of Florence and that is of the Ponte Vecchio.

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Dawn Fishermen at Frejus.

Oil on canvas 20x33cm, titled on the back by the artist. The signature has virtually disappeared - another signing in marker pen. In Good order, recently framed. From a private collector.

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Evening fishermen.

Oil on canvas laid on board 23cm x 38cm, signed and framed.

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Fishermen at Frejus

Oil on board 21x36cm, signed (although slightly faded) and framed. Titled on the back by the artist.A real stunner emanating heat!All in good order

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Night Mistral at St Tropez

Oil on canvas 20x33cm, signed, titled by the artist on the back and framed. In Good order. From a private collector who has owned it for about 10 years.

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Portofino near Rapallo

Oil on canvas 31x41cm, signed, framed and signed on the back by the artist. The canvas is showing signs of age, but there is no paint loss. The signature has faded but still visible - another one signed in marker pen! The price reflects the condition.

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Rapallo or Portofino!

Oil on canvas 35x71cm, signed and newly framed. Not titled by the artist, but very similar to known works titled 'Rapallo' and/or 'Portofino'.

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St Tropez

Oil on canvas 41x55cm, signed, framed (In original frame) and titled on the back in the artists writing. I suspect the last owner was a smoker as we had to give it a light clean - no retouching or restoring. Painting in good order, but frame imperfect (It is 60 years or so old!)

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