Sidney Homer RBSA (1912-1993)
Anyone who met Sidney Homer in his later years might have thought he had just walked out of one of his own paintings. Short, stocky, and teddy bear-esque, he had the quiet but determined disposition of the ordinary Englishman; typical of his generation. This gallery sold several attractive works of his in the last ten years of his life. They reflected, with warmth and humor, his keen observations and his affection for people and places. His buildings were almost built-in bricks and mortar - and his boats, if cut out, would probably float. His characters also had a solid naive charm, and yes! I'm sure he's there himself in the occasional picture.
The craft and artistic qualities of Sidney's work were recognized and valued by the art establishment. A Sutton Coldfield man, he exhibited for many years at the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists and was elected a Member in 1975. He also exhibited widely around the U.K. and most importantly, at the Royal Institute of Painters at The Mall in London. He is listed in the Dictionary of British Artists 1880-1940 and listed and illustrated in Miller's Picture Price Guides.