John Bratby  (British, 1928-1992) 

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John Bratby, Venetian Backwater

 

John Bratby
Venetian Backwater
Panter & Hall Ltd
John Bratby, Jean and Table Top with Pineapple

 

John Bratby
Jean and Table Top with Pineapple
1955

Mark Barrow Fine Art
 
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John Bratby, My son & sunflowers

 

John Bratby
My son & sunflowers, 1965
oil on canvas

 

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John Bratby, The Welper of Mrs Trevelyan

 

John Bratby
The Welper of Mrs Trevelyan
oil on canvas

 

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John Bratby, Philip Laski

 

John Bratby
Philip Laski, 1967
oil on canvas

 

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  John Bratby was a leading member of the ‘Kitchen Sink School’, an expressionist group of the 1950s whose named derived from a painting by Bratby of a sink. Their art depicted domestic scenes, often with an emphasis on the seemingly banal. His ‘Kitchen Sink’ contemporaries included Derrick Greaves (1927- ), Edward Middleditch (1923-1987) and Jack Smith (1928- ). Berger wrote that, “Bratby paints as though he had only one more day to live. He paints a packet of cornflakes on a littered kitchen table as though it were part of the Last Supper”. Edward Middleditch further explained the philosophy of the ‘Kitchen Sink School’ when he stated that, “The point is that we paint what we see around us. But we try to give it a new vision”.