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Painting of Jim Clark leading his last Grand Prix in South Africa 1968

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#1 MCS

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Posted 20 September 2023 - 19:29

Almost twenty years ago I saw a painting in a Letchworth shop window (an Art Gallery) of Jim Clark's Lotus 49 leading Jackie Stewart's monstrously ugly Matra and, I think, Graham Hill's Lotus and Chris Amon's Ferrari into Leeukop.


The shop was closed unfortunately and I didn't go back, but the image has stayed with me - it was a superb rendition and I have always wondered who the artist was.  I wish I could have bought the picture - I think it was about £250, although I may be mistaken.


It wasn't a Michael Turner painting or a Roy Nockolds - I struggled to see the artist's signature.


So, given the incredible ability of solving puzzles on TNF, does anybody have any ideas as to the mystery artist? 


#2 Ian G

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Posted 20 September 2023 - 23:05

Google is probably your best friend if no luck here,Artist's name,STBO, is the best way to track down prints so you have to search every motorsport artist of that period.



#3 Bloggsworth

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Posted 21 September 2023 - 07:52

Might have been by Mike Maule, who had a much looser style than either Turner or Nockold.

#4 MCS

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Posted 22 September 2023 - 17:58

Thanks Ian / Thanks Bloggie.


I've found some of Mike Maule's work - terrific paintings - but it's not him.  Also found this: https://www.motoring...info/index.html so will keep looking.


Wow, there are some superb pieces out there!

#5 LittleChris

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Posted 22 September 2023 - 19:22

How about Tony Smith ? Similar style to Michael Turner I felt. Thinking of which how about Graham Turner, Michaels son ?

Edited by LittleChris, 22 September 2023 - 19:24.

#6 MCS

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Posted 22 September 2023 - 19:46

No, don't think so from what I can find, but thanks Chris.  Similar style though.  Not Graham Turner either, although I would have recognised his signature I'm sure.


Will keep looking!