Arthur Berry Artist
Barewall Gallery and Studio
The White House, 2-4 Market Place, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent,
Staffordshire, ST6 4AT
ARTHUR BERRY ORIGINAL ARTWORKS NOW AVAILABLE AT BAREWALL
Barewall in Burslem, Stoke on Trent as of April 2012 are pleased to announce that we are the sole selling gallery for Arthur Berry original paintings direct from his offical estate. The gallery is based in the heart of The Potteries and is delighted to see Arthur`s work on the walls of old Burslem, a place in which many of his subjects lived and worked.
Amanda Bromley, owner of Barewall says, "Barewall are honoured and proud that Arthur Berry`s work is to be made available in Burslem, his spiritual home, his place of work and the subject and inspiration for many of his paintings. We think it is a wonderful thing and are hugely thankful to Arthur`s family for entrusting Barewall to represent such an important and wonderful collection of work by one of the great heroes of North Staffordshire."
Arthur Berry, artist and writer, born Smallthorne, Stoke on Trent, England on 7th February 1925.
About Artist Arthur Berry
Painter, playwright, broadcaster and story-teller – the Staffordshire artist was an irreplaceable piece of living culture. He was a man of the Potteries, a self-made gentleman in a unique style. As he would say, "Who else would want to be made like me?"
He worked at it, creating a presence, cultivating the deep, sonorous voice that became his hallmark, and amplifying his physical distinctiveness from which, with his big frame and his withered arm, he could not escape. His right arm had been injured in childhood, saving him (as he said) from the pit, and making him an artist and writer, "Cos I could do nowt else"
Pubs were Berry`s favourite venue, and in his broadcast story "The Lost Pubs of Burslem", he gives them full measure. He would often be seen in The Post Office Vaults and The Leopard Hotel.
Arthur Berry was first trained as an artist at Burslem School of Art. His lack of facility proved an asset, making him more determined to succeed. He eventually gained entrance to the Royal College of Art. During wartime he studied in Ambleside, then in his last year in London. The bohemianism of Fitzrovia was sad and outdated, but Berry observed and salvaged the trappings and stored them in his memory.
Arthur had to return north to make a living, which he did by teaching drawing and painting, first at Manchester and then at Burslem School of Art. He never stopped painting and drawing the quaint figures and places which he loved and found intriguing.
Arthur once said, "There`s a landscape in every backyard wall; in every brick, in every face".
Arthur Berry sadly died on 4th July 1994.
Barewall are honoured to exhibit work by Arthur Berry. Many of the paintings have been previously unseen. The artworks have kindly been made available by Arthur`s family ensuring the very best provenance for the work. The original art includes portraits and landscapes, professionally framed and ready to hang. For more details please call 01782 258 843.
View Arthur Berry`s available work online or call 01782 258 843 to arrange a viewing.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING YOU AT BAREWALL SOON