Michael J. ALLARD – Acrylic painting on canvas – “The Kiss” (2017)

Price: £3700
Stock No. 968/2020/QSA


“The Kiss” an amusing study of daily African life in Zimbabwe by the renowned British artist Michael J. Allard. This acrylic painting on canvas captures an intimate moment between two local Africans as they share a bicycle under the protection of a brightly coloured sun-umbrella. Painted in 2017 it is signed and dated by the artist (bottom right) and also titled (bottom left).

Dimensions:   (h) 38 inches x (w) 45 inches (97cm x 114.5 cm)

Michael J Allard is a renowned British Artist who moved to Zimbabwe some years ago (1960’s) where he set up his studio on a farm, and over the years has produced a prolific number of paintings. He favoured the lighthearted humour of local life with many paintings portraying local children and their parents in varying roles and situations. However, there was a serious side to his art, with many studies of local wildlife, in particular birds and wild beasts. He also took many commissions for wealthy and well-known people. Michael Allard died in May 2021.

A coffee table book (“A Lighter Side of Africa”) with many high quality illustrated pages, written by a close friend, highlights many of Michael Allards’ works and is available exclusively through Quiet Street Antiques, Bath. Please ask for details (£25 plus postage).