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Composition

Bigge, John Selby (1892-1973, 1940, Oil on board 23.5 x 36

<p align="JUSTIFY"><span lang="EN-AU">John Selby Bigge</span> <p align="JUSTIFY"><font size="4">(Sir John Amherst Selby-Bigge, Bt.) </font> <p align="JUSTIFY">  <p align="JUSTIFY">  <p align="JUSTIFY">  <p align="JUSTIFY"><font size="4">Bigge ( Sir John Amherst Selby-Bigge) was born in Oxford in 1892, and attended the Slade School of Art in 1914, until he entered military service. After the First World War, he worked as a chicken farmer, then as an estate agent. He continued to paint in his spare </font><font size="4">time and in the 1930s he exhibited 4 paintings with the Unit One group of </font><font size="4">artists. He was also involved for a short time in Surrealism and exhibited at the London Surrealist Exhibition in 1936. His work is said to have been influenced by that of Edward Wadsworth. Dated 1940, <i>Composition</i> was acquired by the LACF in 1986, following the Surrealist Exhibition of that year at the Leeds City Art Gallery.</font> <font size="4"><span style="display: none;"> </span></font>