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Patrick Venton (1925-1987)

Venton was born and educated in Birmingham. He worked as a clerk for a short time before joining the Army (aged 18), but was invalided out after three years with serious clinical depression, for which he received electric shock treatment. His elder brother was killed at Arnhem, an event the family never really recovered from and which contributed to Venton's state of mind. After being demobbed in 1946, he attended the Birmingham College of Art, where he met and married his wife Zena in 1951. In his early years he was interested in Surrealism and for a while had a painting room in the house of Conroy Maddox. Amongst Venton's collection of books was a copy of Salvador Dali's autobiography, which got placed in an old tea-chest during a house move and forgotten, only to be rediscovered many years later having surreally been infested and transformed into a wasps' nest. Venton lectured at Birmingham College of Art and later in London at He

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Hauted House, late 1940's
Patrick Venton
Hauted House, late 1940's  For sale
£225
Boats with Seagulls
Patrick Venton
Boats with Seagulls  For sale
£360
Interior  with wood burner
Patrick Venton
Interior with wood burner  For sale
£360
Interior with woodburners and plants
Patrick Venton
Interior with woodburners and plants  For sale
£360
Abstract interior
Patrick Venton
Abstract interior  For sale
£610
Boats
Patrick Venton
Boats  For sale
£510
Mural Design  for a school in...
Patrick Venton
Mural Design for a school in...  Sold 
Boats and lobster baskets
Patrick Venton
Boats and lobster baskets  Sold 
Interior with woodburners and plants
Patrick Venton
Interior with woodburners and plants  Sold