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Friday, 30 March 2007

Drawing Wendy

Early in 1970 we visited East Looe in Cornwall, on the seafront a local artist, called Poggio was doing a 5-minute portrait for 2 Pence deal (I lied about the 2 Pence bit!).
He of course couldn’t resist drawing Wendy, but she insisted in keeping her liberty bodice on so we had to pay.
As regular visitors to Cornwall we took a print down to him on our next visit.
And when we visited the following year we were pleased to see he was using my snap as part of his display.

4 comments:

Mikecc said...

I recently got two pen and wash/watercolours (I am not an expert) of Looe dated 1970, from a boot fair. Signed Poggio, they are gorgeous and really capture the waterside atmosphere. Cost me £3 for the two - not bad for two signed originals that I really like. It is interesting to see from your blog that he is a local artist. With work of this quality I can't understand why this artist is not better known.

Brian Cosford said...

I have some Poggio's too. When we were in Looe in the sixties my parents had a couple of sketches done by Poggio and my father also bought two small oil paintings. In addition he commissioned two pen and ink sketches of fishermen which are lovely. I still have all four pictures. If you know anything about Poggio do let me know.

Brian.cosford@gmail.com

Brian Cosford said...

I have some Poggio's too. When we were in Looe in the sixties my parents had a couple of sketches done by Poggio and my father also bought two small oil paintings. In addition he commissioned two pen and ink sketches of fishermen which are lovely. I still have all four pictures. If you know anything about Poggio do let me know.

Brian.cosford@gmail.com

Angela Lovsey said...

Dear Fred poggio... With his blue eyes, blue vespa and cigarette hanging from the mouth. Was from Gibraltar or Malta. His widow died recently. He was part of our annual looe holiday. Gosh I feel nostalgic.