Winter Artworks

Published: 20 January 2021

L.F11.1931.0.0, Winter Sunshine, Harry Harvey Clarke, drypoint etching print, undated.

This etching was purchased from the Leicester Society of Artists’ 1931 exhibition held at Leicester Museum & Art Gallery.

Harry Harvey Clarke studied and taught at Leicester College of Art. He exhibited with the Leicester Society of Artists, of which he was Chairman from 1937-38. He was also a member of Leicester Sketch Club and Nottingham Society of Artists (1911) and exhibited at Nottingham Museum and Art Gallery, Royal Society of Artists Birmingham, the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool, the Royal Society of British Artists and the Royal Institute of Oil Painters. After his death a memorial exhibition was held at Leicester Museum & Art Gallery, Dec 1948-Jan 1949.

IN257.74, Mountain hare with winter pelage, Otto Murray Dixon, watercolour on board, 1913.

Watercolour showing the winter coat of a mountain hare.

Otto Murray Dixon was born in 1885 and raised in Leicestershire. He studied at the Leicester School of Art and became a competent naturalist and bird artist, also studying under Archibald Thorburn. His artworks were featured in various publications of the time, including The Field. He had a short life, dying in WWI. He joined the United Arts Corps at the outbreak of war in 1914 and transferred to the Seaforth Highlanders in 1915. He was wounded in action on Vimy Ridge, France, April 9th 1917 and died the next day.