1904 - 1999
At Home

Oil on canvas, signed bottom right
Image size: 30 x 24 inches (76 x 61 cm)

The Collection of Bournemouth and Poole College


This is a charming view of a large red brick house, featuring the trees and pavement outside. Throughout art history, domestic life has been a fundamental source of inspiration for artists. Whether it be lavish interiors or simple exteriors, artworks have repeatedly visualised domesticity and enhanced the dialogue about a place called ‘home’.

The Artist

Singh was a painter, print maker and occasional ceramicist born in India in 1904. Her father, the Queen’s counsel Bawa Dhanwant Singh, retired to England to give Sushila the advantage of an education not yet available to girls in India. Sushila’s early works were surrealist in nature, with her later work becoming more abstract, yet retaining a dreamlike quality.

Sushila held solo exhibitions at the John Whibley Gallery, Exeter University, Oxford, Grabowski and Heal’s Mansard Galleries and Galerie Niklaus Knoll, Basel, Switzerland. Sushila Singh and Arthur Henry Andrews met whilst students at Hornsey School of Art and latterly Royal College of Art under William Rothenstein, where they graduated in 1929. The pair were married in 1930.

Singh and Andrews works are held in public collections such as Atkinson Art Gallery, Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and the Paintings in Hospitals Scheme, as well as private collections around the world.