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Name: Dianne Mendoza
Date: February, 2010
Comments:

My pride and joy is a painting we have had for over 50 years painted by Richard Eurich - it is a charming winter landscape exquisitely painted but very different from his later works. I would love to know if it was a real place or in his imagination. The painting is dated 1940.


Name: Mark Gordon
Date: November, 2009
Comments:

just been to Nottingham castle museum where 'men of straw' hangs...a favourite of mine since the late 70s...as good as ever


Name: John Richard Eurich Imrie
Date: July, 2009
Comments:

Richard Eurich was my uncle and Godfather, and I distinctly remember a number of visits to Dibden Purlieu as a child. The house was quaint in a rural way, with (as I recall) a stable-type front door which was in two halves, so that the top half could be opened whilst leaving the bottom closed. I remember building a tree house in the back garden with my cousin Crispin (Deceased)who later became a very skilful photographer. Both Richard and his wife, Mavis were so easy-going I found their country lifestyle very much at odds with my experience of growing up in wartime Bromley (Kent), an urban environment which, due to its location adjacent to both London and RAF Biggin Hill, was a popular target for bombers and doodle-bugs. Regrettably I have no original Richard Eurich paintings, just a number of prints, including his York tryptich and (my favourite) a view of Richmond (Yorks)from an elevated location, featuring a young Crispin holding a clearly readable map of the town. I wonder where the original is now?


Name: Mark Williams
Date: April, 2008
Comments:

Richard Eurich changed my life: I went to see the 1993 Retrospective Exhibition THREE times whilst it was at Bradford and Southampton, travelling by train from South Wales. I had heard the exhibition being reviewed on BBC Radio 4's "Front Row" Arts programme. I had not seen a Richard Eurich Painting before, but on entering the exhibition I found that they were exactly as I had imagined them to be. The experience was "uncanny" rather like "coming home" from a journey in a foreign land. His example inspired me to resume painting again after a ten year neglect.I haven't stopped since then and am now exhibiting and selling fairly regularly. He restored my faith in painting when it had all but been destroyed due to an unhappy Art College experience and the prevailing climate that did not encourage or value craft skills. I never met Richard Eurich, of course, but "feel" as if I know him from his work. A man of integrity I believe, he really ought to be better known and should be a "Household name" in my opinion. Rarely have I seen such good work or been so inspired by the example of an artist. I owe him so very much.

Message to Mark Williams: We would very much like to get in touch but for some reason our emails keep bouncing back. Please do make contact again...


Name: Samantha Lyth
Date: September, 2007
Comments:
Thought I'd do a quick bit of research about Richard and was greatly amused by the anecdote in the biography about his sisters with guinea pigs. One of those sisters was my grandmother and the love of animals has obviously continued thro the generations as my daughter loves g-ps too! I was brought up surrounded by Richard's paintings, but you never appreciate that sort of thing until it's too late. I know that the paintings from my grandmother's have been distributed thro the family. Please keep me in touch with exhibitions in the North - I loved the last one in Ilkley in 2003. I particularly remember the self portrait because the room was so similar to rooms owned by other members of the Eurich family!!

Name: Bridget Colman
Date: September 18, 2006
Comments:
I love to see updates on this site. RE is an artist whose pictures I so enjoy to see. I thought you might like to add Pallent House in Chichester as having one of his pictures. When I asked they informend me it was in storage although that was before the gallery was expanded. Regards, Bridget Colman.

Comments:
'The Mariners Return'(1953) RA Diploma Work is currently hanging in the Reynolds Room of the Fine Rooms at the Royal Academy of Arts Picadilly and looks wonderful.

Name: Jim Phillips
Date: August 5, 2006
Comments:
I have been searching for a way to get a copy of Men of Straw and have found none. Perhaps I am not as competent with the internet as I ought to be, but would you please tell me how to go about getting one. I live in southern North Carolina USA. I love his work. When I teach I would love to have that painting in my room. Thanks, Jim Phillips

Name: Dan Abbott
Date: July 6, 2006
Comments:
Ref: The Mary Eliza I have had a picture of this for at least 55+ years, which was given to me by my late mother in the 1940's, but am sure it's a print taken from the original. Presumably prints were taken of such an attractive subject and setting and sold through various outlets. I would be interested to learn whether hundreds of prints were taken from the original or whether they are fairly rare. I have always loved the picture. Dan Abbott

Name: Jeffrey Sarver
Date: June 20, 2006
Comments:
Richard Eurich was once commissioned by Evelyn Waugh to complete a 'triptych' of "Victorian" travel scenes. Eurich painted a scene inside an aeroplane about to crash. This is, I suppose, still in the private collection of the Waugh family, perhaps still at his last home, Piers Court in Somerset. Are you aware of any photographs/prints/books reproducing this painting. Thank you.

Name: Rolf Jordan
Date: June 2, 2006
Comments:
I saw the painting 'The Mariner's Return' in the Royal Academy yesterday, and was fascinated by it. I wasn't aware of this great artist before then! Thanks for setting this website up, as it seems to be the best place to see RE's work - I'd love to see a book of reproductions.

Name: Fraser Donachie
Date: February 16, 2006
Comments:
You have created a wonderful website - will it grow? I attended Christine Clearkin's talk at the St Barbe Museum some time ago and have retained a strong interest ever since. One day I hope to own something by the artist. But first I must win the lottery! Best regards - Fraser.

Name: Alan Exton
Date: June 11, 2005
Comments:
I was given the Richard Eurich painting,"Out of Port" 33, (sold to Miss M.L.Graham by the REDFERN GALLERY Ltd,London,in October 1936) and would be most interested in learning more about this painting.

Name: Lindsey Malin
Date: May 19, 2005
Comments:
I did want to ask where the 'As the Twig is Bent' mss is held. I love your fathers paintings and the variety of subjects. I used to work at the National Maritime Museum at Greenwich where there are several. I have just been reading the biography of Christopher Wood which mentions your father and have always hoped someone would write a biography of him one day.

Name: Robert Wylie
Date: March 7, 2005
Comments:
I am the proud owner of two Eurich paintings. "Weymouth Bay" I believe won a prize and the "Start of the Fastnet Race" dated 1979 were both bought at the Ashbarn Gallery in Petersfield many years ago. Glad for you to view them if you ever happen to be in Cheshire.

Name: Sue Branfoot
Date: February 14, 2005
Comments:
Both my parents Peter and Beryl Stanbury died recently so I have been sorting their belongings. Amongst several paintings is one by RE 'Low Tide, Lepe' of 1981, oil about 6" x 12". It may well be known about but as I have found this page, I am adding its whereabouts to your collection for info. It appears to have been bought in Salisbury. I googled RE to find out about him and am delighted to find this site.

Name: Colin Read
colin.read@bbc.co.uk
Location: Southampton, Hampshire England
Date: Tuesday, May 20, 2003
Comments:

Does anybody know if Richard Eurich's house "Appletreeewick" still exists - I believe it used to be in Dibden Purlieu and I would very much like to see it ?


Name: Tiffany Eurich
Eurich210@aol.com
Location: tempe, az usa
Date: Wednesday, November 6, 2002
Comments:

I had never heard of Richard before until I looked up my own last name. I believe he is a distant relative of mine which greatly pleases me since his works are wonderful and full of talent.


Name: Lisa Berkshire
lisa.berkshire@virgin.net
Location: Poole, Dorset England
Date: Tuesday, October 22, 2002
Comments:

I hadn't heard of Richard Eurich before today (22nd Oct 2002). I was in Bournemouth library looking for something else and I saw an unrelated book on British Maritime painters so I picked it up for a quick browse to look up Christopher Wood, who's work I love. Richard Eurich was on the next page, and I was instantly hooked by the write up and the two bw photo's of his paintings, "Lovers on the beach" and "survivors from a torpedoed ship". It was one of those moments when you know you've just learnt about an artist that you're going to end up loving and identifying with (I am a35 year old artist/ illustrator) What fascinated me most was the picture of the torpedoed survivors, I have just done a painting of myself in St Ives, looking at some seals in the harbour, with an oblivious seagull in the foreground very similar to the one in his painting in the way it is an uninterested observer. I know my subject matter isn't quite as profound, but it's always interesting when you see someone else on the same train of thought. I shall be looking out for more of his work now.


Name: Terry Witchard
Date: September 8, 2002
Comments:
Your website is brilliant. Easy to navigate and loaded with useful information. I have certainly bookmarked it as one of my favourites. I really enjoyed the "portraits" section and look forward to your next update. I actually discovered your site while searching for information for my son, Nathan. He is doing a wide-ranging project at school on the subject (his choice) of battleships. He is required to give his opinions and interpretations of poetry, songs, paintings, novels and other forms of communication on his chosen subject. He located a painting by Richard Eurich on the ftp.sunet.se website; the painting is of The British Battleships King George V and Duke of York bombarding the Norman Coast, 1944. We have been unable to locate any further information about this painting and I would be most appreciative if you could reply with some details such as title, when it was painted, size of the original painting, media and any other available information. Any information that you can e-mail back will be most appreciated, thank you. As I said before, your site is brilliant - keep up the great work.

Name: Hilary Rossington
hilaryrossington@hotmail.com
Location: York, England
Date: Sunday, May 12, 2002
Comments:

I am delighted to find this site and to discover more about Richard Eurich. My father had a copy of 'York Festival' hanging in his study and I loved it. It now hangs in my study in York, close to many of the buildings depicted in the painting. I would love to know when it was painted and where the original is.


Name: Rachel Nave
Date: March 11, 2002
Comments:
I would like to reproduce Mr. Eurich's painting "Dunkirk Beaches, May 1940" in a book I am working on about WWII. Do you grant such permissions and if so, what is the first step in that process?

Name: Barrie North
equineservices@euphony.net
Date: Sunday, March 10, 2002
Comments:

I have been looking for Richard Eurichs works on the internet since first coming across his paintings at an exhibition in manchester some ten years or so ago so thamk you for setting up this site. I look forward to further developments.


Name: Robin H. Bligh
Location: Reigate, Surrey, RH2 0SS UK
Date: Monday, December 17, 2001
Comments:

Sent you an e-mail, but not sure it got through. re painting 'Berengaria and Floating Crane' 1937. Will explore web-site further, later.


Name: alan gudgin
Location: Leics.,Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2001
Comments:

Never fully appreciated. "Now the time has come"


Name: edward chaney
edward.chaney@solent.ac.uk
Location: southampton,Date: Wednesday, November 7, 2001
Comments:

look forward to meeting you


Name: Catherine Cobham
cmc1@st-and.ac.uk
Location: St Andrews, Scotland
Date: Thursday, July 26, 2001
Comments:

I was amazed by the depth of these pictures and fascinated especially by the early ones and how they seemed to contrast in many ways to the later ones


Name: William Jeffreys
Location: Manchester, UK
Date: Tuesday, July 10, 2001
Comments:

I am very pleased to have stumbled across this site, having always liked the paintings that I know. These are mainly from his work as a war artist. It is particularly interesting, for me at least, to see work from other periods of his life that I was unfamiliar with. I am looking forward to seeing more.



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