GEOFFREY BRIAN PETER TRIPPE (known as Peter Trippe) and his twin Charles Aubrey Paul Trippe (known as Paul) were born on 9th February 1912 in Chertsey, Surrey, to a Canadian couple who had settled in London a few years earlier. Their father was an electrical engineer.
Peter and Paul were educated at Stowe School, a prestigious public school in Buckinghamshire. Peter Trippe then appears to have lived in Hampstead, London, for most of his adult life.
He served as a Flying Officer with the RAF during WW2. His post-war career is unknown, but in the 1960s he was commissioned by the Fairey family to write a biography of the late Sir Richard Fairlie (d.1956), a pioneering aircraft and marine designer.
In the 1980s and 90s when he was in his 70s and 80s, Peter Trippe entered several paintings with the Royal Academy. The Cornish subject matter of several of his canvases may be related to the fact that his twin, Paul, had long been settled in Cornwall.
Peter Trippe died in 1998 in Camden, aged 86.
Works in oil on linen, acrylics, watercolours and monoprints are in the collection. All are named and signed.
We think the colour and vibrancy of the work is wonderful, the semi abstract nature is one which is certainly growing in interest in the current collectors base and find that the work is as fresh today.
All of Peter's work is beautifully presented in what no doubt would have been artist selected quality frames.