Three Cars by Harold Cleworth

New Year ART REVIEW of Venice Beach Lowriders – “Can’t go wrong with some Graffiti and Lowriders” says Harold Cleworth

 Lowrider’s Shway

TribeLA Magazine Acrostic Interview.2 

Back: If you could choose a past literary/art/music movement to be a part of, which would you choose?
I would choose the 1950’s in America. Industrial design, Automobiles, Furniture, etc., was in glorious Technicolor. My 1950’s was the North of England in black and white.

Energy: What fires you up?
Looking at a blank canvas and not exactly knowing what is about to appear; an exciting moment.


Born in the industrial North of England during the Second World War, Harold Cleworth quickly developed a love for the aesthetics of machinery, and began painting the local Orwellian landscape. Several one-man shows were held in local pubs and libraries during his teenage years.

Graduating from the prestigious Manchester College of Art in 1967, he moved to London to work for Decca Records, illustrating the first album covers for the Rolling Stones, The Who, and other new groups.

In 1972, frustrated with the London scene, a trip to California convinced him to stay and begin his career as a fine artist, choosing the Automobile, his first love since childhood, as the subject. A series of posters followed, amongst them the black 300 SL gullwing Mercedes, which rapidly became the most popular automotive image on the market. The Chase Manhattan Bank of Zurich bought his first original, and private collectors began to commission him to paint portraits of their Bugattis, Duesenbergs, and Ferraris. Galleries invited him to exhibit in San Francisco, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, and Carmel.

You can find Harold on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cleworthart and his website: http://cleworthart.com
Want customized artwork? Email Harold at haroldcleworth@yahoo.com.

ART TODAY 09.18.17: Harold Cleworth illustrated the first album covers for the Rolling Stones, The Who, et. al. – but the Automobile is his first love

ART TODAY 09.17.17: Automobile aficionados, “The painter laureate of the car,” Harold Cleworth, is parked in Venice

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