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Original etching, signed and titled in pencil.

As he wrestled with his paints Gross continued to etch, and some clues to his development as a painter are present in the very different landscape etchings Chasteaux and Le Soulier (Truffle Valley) of 1928. The first, a cannily balanced post-impressionist landscape, bears echoes of Pissarro, while the second is an expressive, dynamic post-Fauve image, whose racing forms may owe something to Soutine. Both are seen from high vantage points. Julian Freeman, 2021.
Anthony Gross portraitAnthony Gross was born in London in 1905 and studied painting and engraving at the Slade. Later he studied in Paris and Madrid and spent much of his time in France. In 1940 Gross evacuated his family on one of the last ships to leave Bordeaux. He was appointed an Official War Artist and landed in Normandy with the Allied troops on D-Day, holding his materials aloft as he waded ashore.

Gross was very prolific, producing more than 500 pictures during the War. Post-war, he stayed in France before finally buying a house in the south-west in 1955 and settled into a pattern of living and working there during the summer but returning to London each winter. In 1980 he was elected an R.A. Gross died in 1984.
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