A collection of paintings depicting well-known scenes of 1950s Middlesbrough by Kenneth Gribble (1925-95) is being offered as part of an art sale at Elstob Auctioneers of Ripon.
He had a strong affinity to the town and region throughout his career. A number of familiar landmarks are featured in the 13 paintings including the Transporter Bridge, Empire Theatre and the Dorman Museum, as well as views of Thistle Street, Market Street, Buxton Street and Borough Road.
The paintings were collected over a number of years by a Middlesbrough couple with many being bought directly from the artist himself.
The collection is now being sold as individual lots, with price estimates ranging from £40-60 for a pair of charcoal sketches up to £500-700 for an oil on canvas of Buxton Street, signed and dated 1952 (shown above). The timed online sale runs until May 7.
A pupil at Harrow School of Art, Camberwell School of Art and the Slade School of Fine Art, Gribble became a well-respected painter while also holding a series of teaching posts, including principal of Maidstone College of Art and then Kent College of Art and Design.
Many of the paintings included in the auction were exhibited as part of a solo show held at Middlesbrough Art Gallery, which featured 46 oil paintings of the area created from 1950-55.
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