Sussex artist's flower paintings under the hammer

Work by Sussex artist Albert Williams, whose flower paintings were reproduced on millions of greetings cards, is going under the hammer.

Williams, who lived and worked in Hove in the former home of Victorian artist Charles Burleigh, was born in Sussex in 1922 and died last year.

He painted each bloom as an individual portrait from nature, then incorporated them into the final compositions.

The work was also used on commemorative china and collectors' items.

Williams initially studied with his father and grandfather, who were both artists, then attended arts schools in London and Paris.

Gorringes Auction House in Lewes is selling the contents of his studio on Thursday and at a second auction in September.

Each painting is expected to fetch between £500 and £2,000.

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