Donated by Al Stewart / The Art Exchange
Albert Templar was a well-known artist in London; schooled in New York in the 1920’s. He worked at Wright Lithography as a graphic designer, gave private art lessons and was an art teacher at Beal. Everyone knew him but he didn’t make it as big as he deserved.
When I took over Hexter’s Antiques in Wortley Village for Westland Gallery, the space came with everything in it including a few of these small sketches. The original owner, the late Eugene Lamont, was the executor of Templar’s will. Gene had Albert sign all the work he had of his, and I guess all he could find in the moment was a marker.
Templar died in his 90’s over 20 years ago, and not a lot of his work is around anymore. I’ve adopted one sketch and have just one more for sale at The Art Exchange.