Liss Llewellyn Fine Art - John McKenzie: Interior of a bus with conductor and passengers , mid 1930's

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John McKenzie:
Interior of a bus with conductor and passengers , mid 1930's

Unframed (ref: 4838)

Painted oak panel, 13 1/4 x 9 1/4 in. (34 xx 23.5 cm.)

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By day a charge-hand messman on HMS Condor (and later a railwayman), the reclusive McKenzie indulged his passion for carving by night and at the weekends. Producing in equal number scenes of contemporary life and scenes of antiquity, it is especially in the former that he found his most distinctive voice. His images, whether the carved wooden reliefs of the 1930s, or works in slate that date from the late 1930s, are rich in symbolism, which though often obscure is always engaging.


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