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Surrealist 1935-2011
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Piano fifty by John Holmes
Oil
on Canvas
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20.0
x 20.0-in
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The pitch by John Holmes
Oil
on Canvas
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20.0
x 20.0-in
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Door of Enlightenment by John Homes
Oil
on Canvas

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x 20.0-in
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The key of Life John Homes
Oil
on Canvas
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John Holmes Safe Image
Oil
on Canvas
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20.0
x 20.0-in
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My Heart in Puzzle illustration from the Enigma series by John Holmes
Oil
on Board
(framed)

38.0
x 30.0-in
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Female Eunuch Illustrated by John Holmes for Germain Greer's famous book of 60's
Oil
on Board
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Keeping together with Love & Loss
Oil
on Board
(framed)

46.0
x 34.0-in
£2795
John Holmes Rare sighned limited Edition Print No 72
Limited Edition
on Parchment
(framed)

15.0
x 12.0-in
£250

John Holmes  1935-2011

His first one man show was at the Raille Gallery Islington in 1961 followed by years of many successful shows at some of the world's top galleries in the USA, Europe and the UK.

At this time, Holmes also worked as an art Director in Advertising and spent many years illustrating for top publishing houses throughout the world including Paladin where he designed and painted the famous book jacket for Germaine Greer's book, "Female Eunuch". One of his other most notable illustrations, Holmes also designed the Book Jacket for Jaws.

Among some of the worlds leading surrealist painters, Holmes takes much of his inspiration from Salvador Dali as well as Rene Magritte. 

Notable collectors: Roman Polanski – Bertrand Russell Foundation – Holocaust Education Trust - CBS Records – EMI Records –Nicholas Treadwell plus many more individual collectors and Institution’s.

  Society of Illustrators New York Award - Royal Society of Arts Award –

The Female Eunuch image has been ullustrated by many Magazines, TV companies as well as National & International Newspapers around the world. Prior permission must be sought to use this image before publishing.  

It is with regret that we announce the death of John Holmes on Wednesday 17th August 2011 in the County of Norfolk England  

To purchase any of these original paintings please contact the gallery. Delivery available worlwide 

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Page

Number

Dictionary Vol

Artist

Year Born

Page

294

Vol 1

Inge Clayton

1942 - 2010

Page

759

Vol 1

John Holmes

1935 - 2011

Page

319

Vol 1

Beryl Cook

1926 - 2008

Page

474

Vol 2

Robin Elvin

1957

Page

685

Vol 1

Rolf Harris

1930

Page

1710

Vol 2

Lawrie Williamson

1932

Page

1524

Vol 2

Mary Stork

1938 - 2006

Page

110

Vol 2

Peter Midgley

1921 - 1991

Page

292

Vol 1

Edna Clarke Hall

1879 - 1979

Page

554

Vol 1

Terry Frost

1915 - 2003

Page

774

Vol 1

Ken Howard

1932

Page

1332

Vol 2

Alex Rennie

1977

 

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