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.

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Clare Leighton : Quahaus Raker at Davidson Galleries

Clare V. H. Leighton (1898 - 1989)

Quahaus Raker

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

Clare Leighton : Charm Me Asleep at Davidson Galleries

Clare V. H. Leighton (1898 - 1989)

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 : Cranberries (Cranberrying) at Davidson Galleries

Clare V. H. Leighton (1898 - 1989)

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 : Tobacco (Growing) at Davidson Galleries

Clare V. H. Leighton (1898 - 1989)

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 : Maple Sugar (Sugaring) at Davidson Galleries

Clare V. H. Leighton (1898 - 1989)

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 : Marble Quarry (Quarrying) at Davidson Galleries

Clare V. H. Leighton (1898 - 1989)

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 : Whaling at Davidson Galleries

Clare V. H. Leighton (1898 - 1989)

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 : Ship Building at Davidson Galleries

Clare V. H. Leighton (1898 - 1989)

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 : Ice Cutting at Davidson Galleries

Clare V. H. Leighton (1898 - 1989)

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 : Cod Fishing, Chatham at Davidson Galleries

Clare V. H. Leighton (1898 - 1989)

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 : Lobstering at Davidson Galleries

Clare V. H. Leighton (1898 - 1989)

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 : Grist Mill at Davidson Galleries

Clare V. H. Leighton (1898 - 1989)

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 : Farming at Davidson Galleries

Clare V. H. Leighton (1898 - 1989)

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 : Logging at Davidson Galleries

Clare V. H. Leighton (1898 - 1989)

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 : The Dance at Davidson Galleries

Clare V. H. Leighton (1898 - 1989)

The Dance

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

Clare Leighton : The Beach at Davidson Galleries

Clare V. H. Leighton (1898 - 1989)

The Beach

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