George Oakes

Purple Auricula in Green and White Pot

20th Century

Within original Colefax & Fowler frame. Signed with G.O. monogram lower right.

Framed Height: 18 3/4“ x Width: 15 3/4” Paper Height: 16 1/8” X Width: 13”


George Oakes

George Oakes (1927–2017) was a decorative artist renowned for his work for the hallowed British interiors firm Colefax & Fowler. Following studies at Saint Martin's School of Art, he joined the firm in 1956 as a freelance artist. As John Fowler’s right-hand man, George would add his signature decorative embellishment—trailing botanicals, trompe l’oeil architectural motifs, fantastical vistas—to interiors including Colefax & Fowler owner Nancy Lancaster's Haseley Court, Chiswick House, and Buckingham Palace.