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John Cecil Stephenson (1889-1965)

Painter, born in Bishop Auckland, Co. Durham. He studied at Darlington Technical College, 1906-08, at the Leeds School of Art, 1908-14, the RCA, 1914-18, and Slade, 1918. Between 1915 and 1918 he did war work, making tools. In 1919 he took on Sickert's studio, 6 Mall Studios, Hampstead, where he was later joined by Herbert Read, Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore. From 1922 until 1955 he was Head of Art Teaching in the Architectural Department, Northern Polytechnic, Holloway Road. In 1932 he began making his first abstract works, exhibiting during the next decade in many abstract and constructive shows in England, France and the USA. In 1934 he exhibited with the 7&5 Society, along with the likes of Ben and Winifred Nicholson, Ivon Hitchens, Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth and John Piper. During World War II he returned partly to figurative work, making paintings of the Blitz. From the 1950s he returned to large abstract paintings, real

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Study for Fugue, circa 1953
John Cecil Stephenson
Study for Fugue, circa 1953  For sale
£500
Abstract in dark blue
John Cecil Stephenson
Abstract in dark blue  For sale
£1100
Kneeling nude, c.1940
John Cecil Stephenson
Kneeling nude, c.1940  For sale
£2500
Bagatelle, c. 1960
John Cecil Stephenson
Bagatelle, c. 1960  For sale
£3000
Abstract in yellow
John Cecil Stephenson
Abstract in yellow  For sale
£725
Abstract in blue
John Cecil Stephenson
Abstract in blue  For sale
£1100
Untitled abstract study, circa 1944
John Cecil Stephenson
Untitled abstract study, circa 1944  For sale
£600
Abstract in mauve
John Cecil Stephenson
Abstract in mauve  For sale
£800
Untitled, circa 1944
John Cecil Stephenson
Untitled, circa 1944  For sale
£4020
Study for Fugue, 1953
John Cecil Stephenson
Study for Fugue, 1953  For sale 
Silk screen print by Kathleen...
John Cecil Stephenson
Silk screen print by Kathleen...  For sale 
The End of a Doodlebug
John Cecil Stephenson
The End of a Doodlebug  For sale 
Tita
John Cecil Stephenson
Tita  For sale 
Three Graces, 1945
John Cecil Stephenson
Three Graces, 1945  For sale 
Orange Sketch, 1939
John Cecil Stephenson
Orange Sketch, 1939  Privately held 
Rondo. (Subtitled
John Cecil Stephenson
Rondo. (Subtitled "a nous la...  Privately held 
Uprights 1936/37
John Cecil Stephenson
Uprights 1936/37  Privately held 
Tonality
John Cecil Stephenson
Tonality  Privately held 
4 Figures circa 1945
John Cecil Stephenson
4 Figures circa 1945  Privately held 
Monody, circa 1959
John Cecil Stephenson
Monody, circa 1959  Privately held 
Abstract in blue, brown and mauve
John Cecil Stephenson
Abstract in blue, brown and mauve  Sold 
Sketch for Triangle Series, 1938/39
John Cecil Stephenson
Sketch for Triangle Series, 1938/39  Sold 
Looking towards Highbury
John Cecil Stephenson
Looking towards Highbury  Sold 
Nine Uprights, 1937
Cecil Stephenson
Nine Uprights, 1937  Sold 
Abstract forms in yellow
John Cecil Stephenson
Abstract forms in yellow  Sold 
Uprights, c. 1937
John Cecil Stephenson
Uprights, c. 1937  Sold 
Tune, 1960
John Cecil Stephenson
Tune, 1960  Sold 
Abstract with brown
John Cecil Stephenson
Abstract with brown  Sold 
Dorian, 1958
Cecil Stephenson
Dorian, 1958  Sold 
Chromatic, 1954
Cecil Stephenson
Chromatic, 1954  Sold 
Rondo (A Nous la Liberte), 1953
Cecil Stephenson
Rondo (A Nous la Liberte), 1953  Sold 
Vortex 1, 1939
Cecil Stephenson
Vortex 1, 1939  Sold 
Six Curved Forms, 1938
Cecil Stephenson
Six Curved Forms, 1938  Sold 
Rust, Indigo, Blue, Bluff, 1937
Cecil Stephenson
Rust, Indigo, Blue, Bluff, 1937  Sold 
Abstract, c.1935
Cecil Stephenson
Abstract, c.1935  Sold 
Mechanism, 1933
Cecil Stephenson
Mechanism, 1933  Sold 
Scrolls III, 1933
Cecil Stephenson
Scrolls III, 1933  Sold 
Ophelia, 1944
John Cecil Stephenson
Ophelia, 1944  Sold 
Dolce, 1960
Cecil Stephenson
Dolce, 1960  Sold 
Preliminary Study for Plyglass mural...
Cecil Stephenson
Preliminary Study for Plyglass mural...  Sold 
The Artists Studio
John Cecil Stephenson
The Artists Studio  Sold 
The Theme, 1959
John Cecil Stephenson
The Theme, 1959  Sold