52. Alvaro Guevara (1894-1951) Still life with flowers, oil on canvas, 34.5 x 29cm (13 1/2 x 11 1/2 in)
Alvaro Guevara came from a Chilean family made fabulously wealthy by the wool trade. When he came to England, he soon abandoned the business and took to painting. He studied at the Slade with Gertler, Carrington, Wadsworth, Stanley and Gilbert Spencer, John and Paul Nash. He admired, and was admired by, Sickert, Fry, Augustus John and Matthew Smith, and was at the heart of the Bloomsbury and Chelsea sets. In Paris he befriended Picasso and Picabia, as well as marrying society artist, Meraud Guinness. Guevara's portrait of his very close friend, Edith Sitwell, hangs in the National Portrait Gallery.
est. £500 – £700