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Robert Polhill Bevan

(1865-1925), Painter

Sitter in 2 portraits
Artist of 2 portraits
Born in Hove near Brighton, from 1889 Bevan lived and worked abroad. He was influenced by French artists including Gauguin, whom he met while living at Pont-Aven, Brittany in 1893-4. After marrying the painter Stanislawa de Karlowska, he settled in London in 1900. He was introduced to the Fitzroy Street circle of artists by Spencer Gore and Harold Gilman who noticed his work in the Allied Artists' Association exhibition of 1908. He went on to become a founding member of the Camden Town Group. His main subjects included street scenes, horse-drawn cab yards and horse sales.

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Robert Polhill Bevan, by Robert Polhill Bevan - NPG 5201

Robert Polhill Bevan

by Robert Polhill Bevan
oil on canvas, 1913-1914
On display in Room 30 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5201

Robert Polhill Bevan, by Unknown photographer - NPG x13959

Robert Polhill Bevan

by Unknown photographer
vintage snapshot print, circa 1914
NPG x13959


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