Derek Charles Eyles

Derek Charles Eyles (English) 1902 – 1974
Hambleton, nr. Henley-on-Thames, signed/inscribed by the artist on cover sheet, 9″ x 14″ unframed

Oil painting of Hambleton, near Henley-on-Thames.
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Estimate: $250. Offers invited.

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Very good condition; never framed. Probably submitted as a book illustration.

Derek Eyles was born in North Finchley, London. His brother, Geoffrey, was also an artist. Both brothers were illustrators, but Derek achieved the greater recognition – being the Amalgamated Press’ number one horse artist (all new artists were given his work to help them learn to “do horses properly”) . He worked for Knockout from issue number one, having previously been working on Wild West Weekly, producing some of that paper’s superb full-colour cover paintings as well as many of the interior illustrations.

As well as contributing to a myriad of comics and annuals, Derek Eyles was a prolific book illustrator working for many publishers, painting covers and illustrations for a wide range of subjects.

Also by this artist:

Fairwell to Skye – Oil on card.
The Highway Blade (Thriller Comics Library No 94) – Gouache


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