Guy Lipscombe

Guy Lipscombe was born in or around London, England. He was a painter of genre and motoring scenes and was one of the earliest artists specialising in automotive subject matter.

In 1903, Lipscombe took charge of the art department of the popular British magazine, “The Motor.” Ultimately, he became a world famous illustrator and his works now hang in every important Automobile Museum in the world.

Lipscombe’s genre pictures were quite different from his motoring subjects and it is for his beautiful landscapes that he is better known amongst private collectors. Here, he often employed free and expressive brushwork and used a rather rich colour palette on his often large scaled canvases. His landscapes were painted in association with the St. Ives school of painters and Lipscombe’s observation of the famous Cornish light and passion for ‘plein air’ painting was seen to free his palette.

Lipscombe began to exhibit in London from 1908 to 1937 at The Royal Academy, The Royal Institute of Oil Painters, The Abbey Gallery, The Dudley Gallery and The London Salon. He also exhibited at The Walker Gallery in Liverpool.