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James Torrington Bell
Born Leven, 1898-1970


Presented by the artist, September 1948
Museum number 33-1948

Bell is best known for his landscapes in tempera, a technique of painting that mixes colour pigment, in powder form, with egg. It is a difficult technique to master as the egg dries very hard, very quickly.

Bell has given his landscape a slightly surreal quality due to his heightened use of colour. The angled brushstrokes create a great feeling of movement.

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