Clare Leighton | ONLINE EXHIBITION

ONLINE EXHIBITIONS are short term, changing exhibitions of available inventory that are not currently displayed on the gallery walls. Usual duration, two weeks.

Clare Veronica Hope Leighton (1898-1989)

Clare Leighton was born in London to two fiction writers, serialized scenario and Melodrama writer Marie Connor and Robert Leighton who wrote adventure stories for boys.  Her early education was private but she later studied at the Brighton School of Art and later the Slade School.  Most importantly, however, was her introduction to wood engraving through Noel Rook at the Central School of Art and Design in 1922.  Little more than a year later she exhibited with the Society of Wood Engravers along with many established engravers including Eric Gill, Robert Gibbings, and John Nash.  Her work led to collaborations with writers such as Thornton Wilder and Thomas Hardy.  Between 1930 and 1976 she authored and illustrated 15 books, most of which were devoted to nature or the occupations of ordinary workers.

After a visit to the United States in 1939 she decided to live first on Long Island, then Maryland, North Carolina, and finally as a new U.S. citizen (as of 1945), Woodbury, Connecticut.  She proved multi talented earning commissions for stained-glass windows for New England churches and Cathedrals, ceramic plate designs for Wedgwood and glass pieces for Steuben.  She was also the designer for her own home in Woodbury.

Leighton’s work is represented in the permanent collections of the Baltimore Museum, Boston Public Library, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, British Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago, Cleveland Museum of Art, Fogg Museum at Harvard, Library of Congress, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Metropolitan Museum, National Gallery of Canada, and the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Clare Leighton | ONLINE EXHIBITION : The Beach at Davidson Galleries

Clare V. H. Leighton

The Beach

Medium: Wood Engraving
Signature: Signed
Size: 2 1/2 x 4 5/8 inches
Stock Number: 49046
Price: $295.00

Clare Leighton | ONLINE EXHIBITION : Quahaus Raker at Davidson Galleries

Clare V. H. Leighton

Quahaus Raker

Medium: Wood Engraving
Signature: Signed
Size: 2 3/4 x 3 3/4 inches
Stock Number: 49047c
Price: $360.00

Clare Leighton | ONLINE EXHIBITION : Charm Me Asleep at Davidson Galleries

Clare V. H. Leighton

Charm Me Asleep

Medium: Wood Engraving
Year: 1960/1962
Edition : 5/50
Signature: Signed
Size: 3 1/8 x 3 1/2 inches
Stock Number: 49048c
Price: $335.00

Clare Leighton | ONLINE EXHIBITION : The Cello Player at Davidson Galleries

Clare V. H. Leighton

The Cello Player

Medium: Wood Engraving
Edition : 41/50
Signature: Signed
Size: 6 x 4 inches
Stock Number: 49049c
Price: $300.00

Clare Leighton | ONLINE EXHIBITION : Cranberries (Cranberrying) at Davidson Galleries

Clare V. H. Leighton

Cranberries (Cranberrying)

Series: Wedgewood Plate Designs 1949-50 "New England Industries"
Medium: Wood Engraving
Year: 1949-1950
Edition : 19/50
Signature: Signed
Size: 9 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches
Stock Number: 49050C
Price: $1600.00

Clare Leighton | ONLINE EXHIBITION : Tobacco (Growing) at Davidson Galleries

Clare V. H. Leighton

Tobacco (Growing)

Series: Wedgewood Plate Designs 1949-50 "New England Industries"
Medium: Wood Engraving
Year: 1949-1950
Edition : 21/50
Signature: Signed
Size: 9 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches
Stock Number: 49051C
Price: $1200.00

Clare Leighton | ONLINE EXHIBITION : Maple Sugar (Sugaring) at Davidson Galleries

Clare V. H. Leighton

Maple Sugar (Sugaring)

Series: Wedgewood Plate Designs 1949-50 "New England Industries"
Medium: Wood Engraving
Year: 1950
Edition : 19/50
Signature: Signed
Size: 9 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches
Stock Number: 49052C
Price: $1500.00

Clare Leighton | ONLINE EXHIBITION : Marble Quarry (Quarrying) at Davidson Galleries

Clare V. H. Leighton

Marble Quarry (Quarrying)

Series: Wedgewood Plate Designs 1949-50 "New England Industries"
Medium: Wood Engraving
Year: 1949-1950
Edition : 10/50
Signature: Signed
Size: 9 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches
Stock Number: 49053C
Price: $1200.00

Clare Leighton | ONLINE EXHIBITION : Whaling at Davidson Galleries

Clare V. H. Leighton

Whaling

Series: Wedgewood Plate Designs 1949-50 "New England Industries"
Medium: Wood Engraving
Year: 1949-1950
Edition : 34/50
Signature: Signed
Size: 9 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches
Stock Number: 49054C
Price: $1200.00

Clare Leighton | ONLINE EXHIBITION : Ship Building at Davidson Galleries

Clare V. H. Leighton

Ship Building

Series: Wedgewood Plate Designs 1949-50 "New England Industries"
Medium: Wood Engraving
Year: 1949-1950
Edition : 18/50
Signature: Signed
Size: 9 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches
Stock Number: 49055C
Price: $1500.00

Clare Leighton | ONLINE EXHIBITION : Ice Cutting at Davidson Galleries

Clare V. H. Leighton

Ice Cutting

Series: Wedgewood Plate Designs 1949-50 "New England Industries"
Medium: Wood Engraving
Edition : 20/50
Signature: Signed
Size: 9 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches
Stock Number: 49056C
Price: $1500.00

Clare Leighton | ONLINE EXHIBITION : Cod Fishing, Chatham at Davidson Galleries

Clare V. H. Leighton

Cod Fishing, Chatham

Series: Wedgewood Plate Designs 1949-50 "New England Industries"
Medium: Wood Engraving
Year: 1949-1950
Edition : 21/50
Signature: Signed
Size: 9 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches
Stock Number: 49057C
Price: $1500.00

Clare Leighton | ONLINE EXHIBITION : Lobstering at Davidson Galleries

Clare V. H. Leighton

Lobstering

Series: Wedgewood Plate Designs 1949-50 "New England Industries"
Medium: Wood Engraving
Year: 1949-1950
Edition : 20/50
Signature: Signed
Size: 9 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches
Stock Number: 49058C
Price: $1500.00

Clare Leighton | ONLINE EXHIBITION : Grist Mill at Davidson Galleries

Clare V. H. Leighton

Grist Mill

Series: Wedgewood Plate Designs 1949-50 "New England Industries"
Medium: Wood Engraving
Edition : 36/50
Signature: Signed
Size: 9 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches
Stock Number: 49059c
Price: $1200.00

Clare Leighton | ONLINE EXHIBITION : Farming at Davidson Galleries

Clare V. H. Leighton

Farming

Series: Wedgewood Plate Designs 1949-50 "New England Industries"
Medium: Wood Engraving
Edition : 10/50
Signature: Signed
Size: 9 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches
Stock Number: 49060C
Price: $1500.00

Clare Leighton | ONLINE EXHIBITION : Logging at Davidson Galleries

Clare V. H. Leighton

Logging

Series: Wedgewood Plate Designs 1949-50 "New England Industries"
Medium: Wood Engraving
Edition : 9/50
Signature: Signed
Size: 9 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches
Stock Number: 49061C
Price: $1800.00

Clare Leighton | ONLINE EXHIBITION : The Dancer at Davidson Galleries

Clare V. H. Leighton

The Dancer

Medium: Wood Engraving
Year: 1956-1957
Edition : 31/50
Signature: Signed
Size: 6 1/8 x 4 inches
Stock Number: 49062C
Price: $390.00