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John O'Connor, Moon and Round Pool

Moon and Round Pool, ca. 1960

John O'Connor (1913 - 2004)

RA Collection: Art

John O'Connor was born in Leicester in 1913. He studied at Leicester College of Art and then the Royal College of Art (1934-1937) where his tutors included Eric Ravilious, John Nash and Robert Austin. Influenced by Ravilious, O'Connor developed a love of wood engraving and went on to write and illustrate many books including A Pattern of People (1959) and Landscape Painting (1968).

'Moon and Round Pool' is typical of O'Connor's still Suffolk landscapes of the 1950s and 1960s, which feature harvest moons, sunsets, marshes, ponds and rivers.

Object details

Title
Moon and Round Pool
Artist/designer
John O'Connor (1913 - 2004)
Date
ca. 1960
Object type
Painting
Copyright owner
Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions

770 mm x 1020 mm x 24 mm

Collection
Royal Academy of Arts
Object number
03/1208
Acquisition
Purchased from John O'Connor in 1960
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