Topic categories:

Alan Firth Prints

You need to be signed in to respond to this topic

No actionNo action

Displaying 1 to 6 of 6 posts

Page 1 of 1

No actionNo action
6 posts:
Order:    

NormK
bulkington
All posts by this member
1 of 6  Mon 27th Feb 2012 5:42pm  
Member: Joined Jan 2012  Total posts:827

I have 4 prints by Alan Firth measuring 8x10, depicting The Opera House, Greyfriars Green, Broadgate and Great Butcher Row - are these on the forum already? If not I will put them up in due course thanks.
Milly rules

Alan Firth Prints
Midland Red
Cherwell
All posts by this member
2 of 6  Tue 28th Feb 2012 11:22am  
Moderator: Joined Jan 2010  Total posts:5604

Tributes paid to Coventry artist and teacher Alan Firth
Alan Firth Prints
Midland Red
Cherwell
All posts by this member
3 of 6  Fri 1st Feb 2019 8:04am  
Moderator: Joined Jan 2010  Total posts:5604

I take it that these are they? Thumbs up
Alan Firth Prints
Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
All posts by this member
4 of 6  Fri 1st Feb 2019 11:58am  
Member: Joined Sep 2014  Total posts:3780

The fourth picture gives a good indication on how narrow Broadgate was to now. The shops on the left were taken back about four houses after the raid. The canvas shutters above the shops gave it a more shut in and closer warmer feeling especially before the cars became abundant. But in those days even saying hello seemed much easier. In a hardware store mother is looking for something to do with the mangle, the owner stands eager to help, mother is served in the most pleasurable way that an item could be sold. I stand in a corner, gazing at the wonderful things around me. The columns on the bank gave it an historical feeling, it was impossible for me to be close to one and not want to touch it. After rain beads of rain shone on the cobbles and on the windshield of a tram as it groans to a stop beside me. Coventry seeped into me. Now, these are my fondest memory's of a city I knew.
Alan Firth Prints
Mick Strong
Coventry
All posts by this member
5 of 6  Tue 22nd Dec 2020 11:14am  
Member: Joined Oct 2020  Total posts:369

I also have those prints, but more recently, I have purchased a limited edition set of 8 plates called "Waterways by Winter Moonlight" all painted and signed by Alan Firth. Does anyone have any history of him painting this kind of thing. Edited by member, 22nd Dec 2020 11:15 am
Mick Strong

Alan Firth Prints
Mick Strong
Coventry
All posts by this member
6 of 6  Wed 13th Jan 2021 5:27pm  
Member: Joined Oct 2020  Total posts:369

Alan painted in gouache, a thick, water-based paint, and specialising in misty, atmospheric scenes. He was once described by the Inland Waterways Association as “probably Britain’s best-known waterways artist.”
Mick Strong

Alan Firth Prints

You need to be signed in to respond to this topic

No actionNo action

Displaying 1 to 6 of 6 posts

Page 1 of 1

No actionNo action

Previous (older) topic

Have a laugh!
|

Next (newer) topic

World War Two jobs
View similar topics in the Local History and Heritage category
 
Home | Forum index | Forum stats | Forum help | Log out | About me | My music
Top of the page
HTML5
1,857,986

Website & counter by Rob Orland © 2021

Load time: 60ms