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Title on reverse:
A chat at Horsham,1947
Oil on board,
Signed and Framed
Image Size W 38 x H 30.5 cm
Ernest Amor was a figurative artist producing colourful, naively charming scenes of London, where he lived, and the North and South East coast including whitstable and Shoreham. He studied at the Slade school of Fine Art in the mid 1920s, contemporary with Rex Whistler. He was a director of the family leather goods manufacturing firm.
He was commissioned in the Artists’ Rifles and wounded in France in 1917. Between the wars he was a keen territorial in Queens Victoria’s Rifles winning the Territorial Decoration. During World War II he was Commandant of a prisoner of war camp in England.
He exhibited 11 works at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibitions between 1954 and 1964. He also showed with the Redfern Gallery in London W1. He sold pictures to many well known people including the film actor Cary Grant who in turn gave his works to Prince Rainer of Monaco.