Suffolk Cottage

Mahoney, Charles Cyril

An idyllic scene of a couple working in the flower garden of a thatched cottage. Born in Lambeth, London in 1903, Mahoney was christened Cyril, but adopted the name Charles when he was ‘rechristened’ with that name by a fellow student at the Royal Academy, which he attended from 1922-6. From 1928-30, Mahoney painted murals at Morley College with his colleagues Edward Bawden and Eric Ravilious and later with Evelyn Dunbar at Brockley School in Kent. Known as an outstanding teacher, Mahoney taught at the Byam Shaw School of Drawing and Painting from 1954-63 and at the Royal Academy Schools from 1961-68. His work is represented at the Tate Gallery and he was elected a Royal Academician in 1968. The picture was bought by the LACF in 1933.


Oil on canvas

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