Robert O'Rorke - Orpheus

Robert O'Rorke - Orpheus



(Born 1945)


Signed and dated l.r.: Rbt O’Rorke ’93; signed, dated 1993 and inscribed The Dance No.3 on a label attached to the backboard

Watercolour on grey paper


33.5 by 47 cm., 13 ¼ by 18 ½ in.

(frame size 50 by 63.5 cm., 19 ¾ by 25 in.)

O’Rorke trained at the Byam Shaw School of Art, 1963-6, and the Royal College of Art, 1966-9.  He exhibits widely in the UK and overseas including the Royal Academy, Whitechapel Art Gallery, New English Art Club and also at a number of one-man shows.  Commissions have included two large oils of Rufford Abbey for the new Council Chamber in Nottingham.  He was artist-in-residence at Garsington Opera in the 2006 season.  He lives and works in London.