David Ord Kerr (British, b. 1952) "Brown Wood Owl"

David Ord Kerr (British, b. 1952) "Brown Wood Owl"David Ord Kerr (British, b. 1952) "Brown Wood Owl"David Ord Kerr (British, b. 1952) "Brown Wood Owl"

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Lot #: 30
David Ord Kerr (British, b. 1952) "Brown Wood Owl"

Oil on canvas. Signed 'David Ord Kerr' (lower right).

12 x 12 in.
The Tryon and Swann Gallery, London, UK.
The Peter Tillou Collection, Litchfield, Connecticut.
Private Collection, Rochester, New York.
No in-paint or restoration.
Auction Date
Nov 29, 2023


David Orr Kerr (British, b. 1952)
David Orr Kerr is one of the finest British bird painters, particularly of exotic birds. For a period, he was employed as a gamekeeper and then at a small private zoo before adopting painting as a full-time career. Early in his career he accompanied the Wallace Expedition to the Amazon, producing drawings for the British Museum. Kerr is best known for his bird paintings and particularly for producing highly detailed, anatomically accurate paintings of exotic birds in glowing, jewel-like colors. The result is a unique kind of realism that often seems paradoxically dreamlike in its vividness.

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