Harold James Cleworth

Harold James Cleworth was born in an industrial town in England during the second world war. Cleworth had a special talent for designing the machinery and painting landscapes. When he was only a teenager several shows of his paintings were held at local libraries.

He graduated from prestigious Manchester College of Art in 1967 and moved to London and got a chance to illustrate the cover of Rolling Stones. In 1972 he moved from London to California and began his career as an artist and followed his love for automobiles. He made many posters, but his poster of the black 300 SL Gullwing mercedes, became most popular. The Chase Manhattan bank of Zurich bought his first painting, after which a lot of private collectors began to commission him to make a portrait of their cars. Galleries across California invited him for exhibition of his portraits.

Famous automotive artist Cleworth has made many lithographs, The Cobra made by Cleworth in 1980's has received rave reviews from both artists and automotive enthusiasts. This image was so much in demand that he had to recreate the image in lithograph, this lithograph has been produced on 100% acid free paper. Each of his lithograph has been matted and framed , which is of museum quality and is accompanied by a certificate of authenicity. His works have known to increase in value as much as 800% since 1972.

To purchase an Original Harold Cleworth limited edition lithograph of the 1966 427 Cobra or any of his other works contact us.


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