John Frye Bourne

Photo:'Woman in Blue' by John Frye Bourne

'Woman in Blue' by John Frye Bourne

Harpenden artist

By Tom Reid

I recently bought an oil painting circa 1950 of a young woman in a blue dress by the artist John Frye Bourne. Some time ago an article about him on this website featured a painting with probably the same sitter as mine. Did anyone recognise who this was? It’s very attractive isn’t it? Does anyone remember this artist or anything about his time here? Any slightest scrap of information would be welcome.

John Frye Bourne is well remember in the village of Sidbury, Devon and I have been in touch with the people that knew him.

This page was added by Tom Reid on 05/12/2017.