Le peintre "Edwin Apps" version anglaise part 1

  • Published on Feb 23, 2010
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    Edwin Apps, the English artist,
    born 1931 at Wingham,Kent.

    Educated at St Edmunds School Canterbury, where he 'wasted his time' painting, acting and writing plays. He left school at 17 to join a repertory company in Southport, Lancs.

    Edwin first came to notice as Mr Halliforth in 'Whacko' with Jimmy Edwards, written by Frank Muir and Dennis Norden in 1957, subsequently appearing in almost all the well-known comedy shows of that time; 'The World of Wooster', 'Harry Worth', 'Steptoe & Son', 'Benny Hill', as well as successful series such as 'Danger Man' and 'The Avengers'.

    Turning to writing in the '60s, he did several successful adaptations for television, such as 'Charlie's Aunt', starring Richard Briers and co-wrote' the classic comedy series about the Church of England, 'All Gas and Gaiters'.

    In 1976 he left England and moved to the Marais Poitevin in the west of France and began to paint.

    "People seem to find it puzzling that I changed direction and left the theatre to paint. To me, it seems a perfectly logical development. Painting, acting and writing are all forms of communication, but painting seems to me to have the edge on the others. When you think that with a bit of colour and piece of cloth you can communicate directly with the spectator; You can transmit feelings and thoughts impossible to express in words. Moreover, you can do it in stillness and silence, two qualities not much in evidence these days".
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Comments • 3

  • Lara Of Bosnia Save Our Planet

    Great artist Edwin Apps was born in England 1931 at Wingham , Kent . I like yours art my friend also I enjoyed story about your personal life, great, thank you ;-)))
    Thanks for video my friend about such as great painter :-)))
    Peace , light and happiness with you :-)))
    Friends of yours ~ Lara ~ :-)))

  • GTeofan
    GTeofan 8 years ago

    Really nice and interesting video!!! All the stars and more!!!*****

  • across the universe
    across the universe 8 years ago

    iI'm not expert in art, but this is a wonderful painting
    big thumbs up!