Born in the Manchester area in 1943, Peter Stanaway is considered a rising star in the contemporary Northern art world. His work has been widely exhibited, including at Manchester City Art Gallery, Bury, Stockport, Oldham and Salford art galleries and Liverpool Cathedral. He attended the now-closed De La Sale teacher training college followed by Manchester University before becoming taking up a teaching post in Salford. His striking, graphic colour blocks and strong structural compositions were influenced by Keith Vaughan, Fernand Léger and William Roberts, but his work has a regional, Northern flavour as well.
Peter Stanaway’s strong, stylised industrial scenes and landscapes show vivid evidence of his Northern roots, and much of his work depicts the area around Oldham, where until recently he taught art and ceramics at the Hilltop School. He paints mostly with acrylics on board, a medium that lends itself to his bold use of colour and structure. In recent years he’s become extremely collectable and auction prices remain strong. As with all artwork, the value of Peter Stanaway’s work varies a little according to the media, size and subject matter. At Peter Wilson’s, our in-house expert Stephen Sparrow has years of experience in assessing and valuing Peter Stanaway’s paintings, so do get in touch if you’d like to learn more about a piece you own, or discuss a potential sale or valuation.
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Peter Stanaway (1943-), Bric A Brac, signed, titled and dated '09 on verso, oil on canvas, 59 x 59.5cm.; 23.25 x 23.5in. Artists' Resale Right (droit ...
Sold for 480 GBP
Peter Stanaway (1943-), The Elk Mill, Royton, signed, titled and dated 2006 on verso, acrylic on board, 59.5 x 82.5cm.; 23.5 x 32.5in. Artists' ...
Sold for 1,000 GBP
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