Douglas Portway

British (1922 - 1993)
Douglas Portway was a British artist.
From records, the highest price paid at auction for an etching work attributed to Douglas Portway (1922-1993) was C$82 - paid for "To Erica With Our Love and Hope For an Early Return" at Saskatchewan NAC in Regina on Sat, May 16, 2020. has one auction art sale record for their etching results, with prices in the range of C$50 to C$100.

Douglas Portway was born in Johannesburg in 1922. He studied art at the Witwatersrand Technical College and later taught at the University of Johannesburg. He emigrated to Europe in 1959, and lived in Spain before settling in St Ives, Cornwall. His mature style was characterised by thin layers upon layers of oil paint built up on canvas and sometimes drawn over or scratched back to reveal the layers underneath. A subtle, reduced palette contrasts with occasional bright areas of saturated colour.

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