The Liverpool Academy of Arts

Seeing Things - Yankel Feather


Yankel Feather

Yankel was born in 1920, in Stanhope Street, the same street as Stubbs. In the 60s and 70s he was a well known character around the city owning night clubs and antique shops. During the time when Merseybeat hit the world his friends were Brian Epstein, The Beatles, Cilla Black, Adrian Henri, Arthur Ballard, George Jardine and many many more. While in Liverpool he exhibited with the Liverpool Academy of Art along side SamWalsh , Maurice Cockrill, Adrian Henri, Nicolas Horsfield and Mike Lawson.  He attended various art schools and then honed his trade through being with other artists.

Whilst his works have hints of Renoir, Degas and Lowry, they are very much his own style - strong, with lightness of brushstrokes over strong linear form with lots of movement. Yankel moved to Cornwall where he became a life long friend of the abstract artist Sir Terry Scott. It was here that he started to come to public notice and gain recognition for the quality of his work.

He moved to Brighton Hove ten years ago to what has become both his home and studio where he paints every day. During an interview last year with Radio Merseyside’s Roger Phillips he expressed a wish, as he is heading for ninety, to have an exhibition in the city where he was born. It is with great pleasure that we help him realise this wish and welcome this very talented artist back to his roots with this exhibition at The Liverpool Academy of Arts.

The exhibition is open until the 20th June, Monday to Friday between 12 and 4 pm.  Saturdays by appointment. 

Below are some sample images from the exhibition - Just click on the image to see it full size in our viewer.


Rock and Pop at the Grafton

Rock and Pop at the Grafton

Height: 17 inches; Width: 21.5 inches;

Not For Sale

A Liverpool Wedding

A Liverpool Wedding

Height: 19 inches; Width: 25 inches;

Not For Sale


The Plateau

The Plateau

Oil on Canvas

Height: 21 inches; Width: 29 inches;

P.O.A.

The Overhead

The Overhead

Oil on Canvas

Height: 19.5 inches; Width: 27.5 inches;

P.O.A.

Dock Road

Dock Road

Oil on Canvas

Height: 16 inches; Width: 19.5 inches;

P.O.A.

The Tide Gauge

The Tide Gauge

Oil on Wood Panel

Height: 18 inches; Width: 24 inches;

P.O.A.

Easy Street

Easy Street

Oil on Canvas

Height: 24 inches; Width: 36 inches;

P.O.A.


Salsa

Salsa

Oil on Canvas

Height: 39 inches; Width: 31.5 inches;

P.O.A.

Saturday Night at the Rialto

Saturday Night at the Rialto

Oil on Canvas

Height: 17 inches; Width: 40 inches;

P.O.A

Quickstep

Quickstep

Oil on Laid Canvas

Height: 33 inches; Width: 23.65 inches;

P.O.A.

Full House at the Rialto

Full House at the Rialto

Oukl on Canvas

Height: 31.5 inches; Width: 39 inches;

P.O.A.

Tea Dance at the State

Tea Dance at the State

Oil on Canvas

Height: 39 inches; Width: 31.5 inches;

P.O.A.

Rock at the Majestic

Rock at the Majestic

Oil on Canvas

Height: 31.5 inches; Width: 23.5 inches;

P.O.A.

Slow Foxtrot

Slow Foxtrot

Oil on Canvas

Height: 39 inches; Width: 31.5 inches;

P.O.A.

The Deep End

The Deep End

Oil on Canvas

Height: 31.5 inches; Width: 39 inches;

P.O.A.


The Wheel of Fortune

The Wheel of Fortune

Oil on Canvas

Height: 16 inches; Width: 24 inches;

P.O.A.

Agent Provocateur

Agent Provocateur

Oil on Canvas

Height: 20 inches; Width: 36 inches;

P.O.A


Boats at Porthmeor

Boats at Porthmeor

Oil on Canvas

Height: 31.5 inches; Width: 31.5 inches;

P.O.A.

Morning at Lelant

Morning at Lelant

Oil on Wood Panel

Height: 40 inches; Width: 30 inches;

P.O.A.

September at Roskilly

September at Roskilly

Oil on Canvas

Height: 32 inches; Width: 39 inches;

P.O.A.


Lovers

Lovers

Charcoal

Height: 11 inches; Width: 16 inches;

P.O.A.

Heat

Heat

Charcoal

Height: 11 inches; Width: 16 inches;

P.O.A.

Man with Camel

Man with Camel

Charcoal

Height: 11 inches; Width: 16 inches;

P.O.A.

Boy with Lolly

Boy with Lolly

Charcoal

Height: 11.5 inches; Width: 8 inches;

P.O.A.

Nude on Blue Ground

Nude on Blue Ground

Ink Wash

Height: 9 inches; Width: 14 inches;

P.O.A.