“Dorset Steam Fair”
A superb oil painting by Ken Moroney (1949-2018) entitled “Dorset Steam Fair” depicting a steam traction engine driving a threshing machine with people looking on.
Frame: Painting is glazed and set within a decorative giltwood frame.
Signature: Lower right.
Provenance: UK Private Collection
Measurements: Painting measures 35 x 30cm and the overall frame 48 x 43 cm.
Biography: Ken Moroney was born on the 14th February 1949 in South London. Of Anglo Irish parentage, his father was typical of his generation and worried about Kens artistic temperament which he viewed as effeminate. As a result Ken took up boxing and won a gold medal for South London in his teens. His art continued to flourish with his trademark striking use of colour. His main medium is oils and he favours romantic subjects of Edwardian times.
Ken has travelled extensively and spent two years working for major galleries in New York. The Royal Academy nominated him in 1976 as being one of the few promising young artists to emerge this century: “Ken Moroney has considerable talent; any painting purchased now can only be seen as a sound long term investment.”
Ken Moroney’s work, some of which is painted under the pseudonym JJ Bellman, now hangs in many important collections and has had paintings exhibited at The Royal Academy (London), The Beau (Paris) and the Kline Galleries (Canada). Kens work has also been exhibited in Frost and Read, Bourne Gallery, Hollywood Road Gallery, Thompson’s Gallery, Gallery Kaleidoscope, David Messum’s Gallery, John Davies in Stowe-on-the-Would, Duncan Miller London and American Connection.