A farmyard with a duck pond,oil on board,84 x 125.6cms; 33 x 50in
John Falconer Slater (1857 - 1937). Landscape, coastal, marine, portrait, animal, flower and street scene painter. He worked on both oil and watercolour. He was a book keeper at his fathers corn mill before running a store in the diamond fields of South Africa before returning to Tyneside to become a full time professional artist. Slater exhibited in London, Scotland and other provinces as well as the Laing Art Gallery. Not only did Slater paint but he also wrote about art, in both the press and his own publication. He was known to have exhibited at the Walker Gallery - Liverpool (5), Manchester City Art Gallery (1) and at the Royal Academy (22).