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Dorothea Sharp studied art in London at Regent Street Polytechnic under George Clausen, whose work is also on display here, and in Paris where she was influenced by the French Impressionists, particularly Monet. She was often found painting outdoors, particularly in St Ives but also along the coastline of Southern Europe and became known primarily for her informal paintings of children on the beach, paddling or playing on the sands bathed in sunshine.
oil on canvas
H 71.2 x W 81.6 cm
purchased from the Southport Corporation Art Gallery, 1931