“Hitchin Market” by Leslie Dargert – Queen St, Hitchin, Herts, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bill&ben
N 51° 56.833 W 000° 16.556
30U E 687211 N 5758673
Quick Description: A painting made from the top of the steps of the Queen St car park.
Location: Eastern England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 9/30/2014 7:49:32 AM
Waymark Code: WMMJXV
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
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Long Description:
Freda Leslie Dargert was born in 1923 in Hitchin. Her father and grandfather were accomplished amateur painters and encouraged the young Leslie in her artistic endeavours. After the Second World War Leslie emigrated to America and started painting street scenes of her American home town. In 1962 she returned from America and again lived in Hitchin. She continued painting local scenes and people in and around Hitchin. She has shown her work at the Royal Academy of Arts in London. Leslie Dargert died in 2011.

The painting is oil on board and dates to 1990. It is part of the Hitchin Museum and Art Gallery collection. The view from the car park today is partly obscured on the left hand side by a public convenience. Either the public convenience post dates 1990, or less likely the artist perched on the flat roof. The flamboyant colours of the market stalls may be artistic licence.
Artist: Leslie Dargert

Date of Painting: 1/1/1990

Date of Your Photograph: 9/30/2014

Medium of Painting: Oil on board

Website of painting. Exact URL of painting is required: Not listed

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