Available artwork by Arthur Berry
Getting The Milk - by Arthur Berry
A Cut Above - by Arthur Berry
Burslem Rain - by Arthur Berry
Nude with Mirror - by Arthur Berry
Potter - by Arthur Berry
Going Home - by Arthur Berry
Girl (Nude) - by Arthur Berry
Farm Hand - by Arthur Berry
Iris's - by Arthur Berry
Allotment Greenhouse - by Arthur Berry
Arthur Berry Favourite Medium
About Arthur Berry
Arthur Berry (7 February 1925 – 4 July 1994) was an English playwright, poet, teacher and artist, born in Smallthorne, Stoke-on-Trent.
Berry became an art teacher. He worked in London and Manchester, but as a teacher he is best known for his long association with Burslem School of Art, where he had studied.
Burslem School of Art was absorbed within Stoke-on-Trent College of Art, which in turn became part of North Staffordshire Polytechnic in 1971. Berry was lecturer in painting at the polytechnic until 1985.
His individual creative work became deeply rooted in the culture, people and landscape of the industrial pottery town of Burslem. More latterly he lived with his second wife, Cynthia, in Wolstanton, a district to the north of Newcastle-under-Lyme.
He is often described as the ‘Lowry of The Potteries’ as he was good friends with artist L.S Lowry and often took groups of students to visit Lowry’s studio.
Arthur Berry Writing
Berry was also a fantastic writer and wrote a wonderful autobiography entitled A Three and Sevenpence Halfpenny Man. He was also known for his playwriting and his first stage play was performed in 1976. Berry’s creative talents led to him writing a number of poems and stories, including a collection of short stories about life in Potteries called The Little Goldmine.
Arthur Berry Paintings
Arthur Berry has created a wide variety of paintings which are exhibited and on sale here at Barewall.
Many of his popular, unique paintings reflect life in North Staffordshire, where he remains a cultural icon. His quirky character paintings are of common people he often saw in the pubs around Burslem. These are people he loved dearly and his affection for Burslem and the locals is reflected in his paintings and writing.
Arthur Berry died in 1994.
Arthur Berry Education
Burslem School of Art
Royal College of Art