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Hi Momac. I can't recall everything in detail as my head was in a whirl just thinking about meeting him. However, it was on the main road through Appley Bridge and was set back with a garden at the front and rear. His house as I can remember was the left of the 2 semi detached, but the house he later acquired for additional paintings was to the left again (detached from his house). It looked more like a traditional old semi to me rather than a cottage. It may have been the white paint you refer to that suggested a cottage. The interior was certainly of the type many of my relatives lived in.
I think his reluctance to sell art and his relatively reclusive living ensured that his art remained fairly unknown internationally and perhaps nationally. But there were critics that got to know about him and wrote some very good critique on his work. I much prefer Major to Isherwood who actually made a bit of a decent living from art. I think Theo's dedication to art made him very honest; he had no pressure to create commissions and devoted 8 hours a day or more to perfecting his work.
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