|Artist||James Robert Granville Exley, R.E.|
|Dimensions||Image and Plate 207 x 167 mm|
Signed in pencil
J.R.G. Exley (1878-1967) was a painter and etcher of figures, portraits and bird subjects especially poultry. He was born on 16th of May 1878 at Great Horton, Bradford and went on to study at the Skipton Science and Art Schools and at the Royal College of Art. Exley received his diploma in 1907 and then went to work in Paris for a time. He exhibited widely from 1906 and became a member of the Royal Society of Painter-Etcher and Engravers in 1923. He lived in London and later in Grasington in Yorkshire.
Exley established a reputation for his skillful and carefully observed etchings of birds. His precise and detailed etchings are almost photographic in their accuracy. Exley adopted an extremely fine etching technique which he often combined with dypoint, aquatint and tonal printing.