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A. M. Parkin
During a career spanning nearly five decades, A.M. Parkin was commissioned by the likes of Victor Lownes and Lord Iliffe, while his work received praise from influential critics including Max Wykes-Joyce and Terence Mullaly as well as the artist Graham Sutherland – sponsor of A.M. Parkin’s first London solo exhibition at the Langton Gallery in Chelsea.
A.M. Parkin’s work has been exhibited at galleries including the Royal Academy, while his 1985 engraving of Quentin Crisp is held at London’s National Portrait Gallery.
In 2011 his work was selected by Brian Sewell for the Discerning Eye exhibition at The Mall Galleries in London.
Praise for A.M. Parkin includes:
“Monty Parkin’s exquisite drawings suggest that pockets of Neo-Romantic landscape still survive.” Brian Sewell
“It is a long time since I have seen a better drawing by any living artist than his ‘Otford Church’ and he can bring a kind of loving tenderness to rendering of a battered kitchen sink in what to most people would seem a sordid corner.” Terence Mullaly
“An excellent style of pencil and pen drawing, both for pure topographical drawings such as Otford or Kemsing Churches, as well as more exotic and dreamlike fantasies.” Max Wykes-Joyce
“Exquisite, controlled draughtsmanship is the essence of his style.” The Observer:
“Any collector of prints – not wholly obsessed with the urban scene – would do well to start a collection of these mysterious works – so full of understanding of quiet places." Graham Sutherland