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19th, 20th & 21st Century Artists

Alan J Middleton ARIBA AADiP
(1926 - 1998)

"Canterbury Cathedral"
Watercolour 12 x 9 ins

Alan James Middleton ARIBA (1926 - 1998)
Alan James Middleton was an architect, painter and draughtsman who was born in Coventry, his father was James Charles Middleton, an artist and teacher. They were both members of the Wapping Group of Artists. Alan painted in oil, pastel and watercolour, laterly he painted mainly in watercolours. He was educated at St Olave's School, Southwark where his father was the art master. During WWII he was in the Navy and served in Minesweepers with an interest in Metrology which helped in his painting of clouds for which he is particularly noted. After the war he attended Liverpool University and studied architecture with the Architectural Association School. He joined Richard Sheppard Architectural practice, his building designs included many schools in the Southampton area and of particular note is his design of the School of Navigation at Southampton. He exhibited at the Royal Academy (an architectural perspective), Royal Society of British Artists, Pastel Society and elsewhere. His work was reproduced by the Medici Society. He lived in London and Chislehurst in Kent, where he designed his own house (27 Logs Hill), it has been added to since his original design with an extension and a pitched roof.




Reginald Jones RBA

"Washing in the Stream"
7 x 10ins

Reginald T Jones RBA (1857 - 1920)
Reginald Jones was born in Old Charlton Kent in 1857, his father was Theophilus R Jones, a Clerk in Drummonds Bank. Reginald was a landscape painter in oils and watercolour who exhibited at the Royal Academy, Royal Society of British Artists and the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour from 1880. He visited Italy, Switzerland, Corsica and France - particularly Brittany and Pont Aven. In the UK he had a particular love of the Essex Countryside but also sketched the Dorset and Devon coast. He lived at Shrublands, Eltham in Kent and was a member of the Blackheath Art Club. There are examples of his work in Wakefield Art Gallery

Gordon Hales RBA RSMA
(1916 - 1997)

"Snow in the Estuary"
oil 9.5 x 14 ins

Gordon Hales RSMA RBA (1916 - 1997)
Gordon Hales was born in Matlock in Derbyshire and studied art at Leicester College of Art and Northampton School of Art. He painted in oil, pastel and watercolour mainly marine subjects, ships, the sea , the Thames, men at work, the streets of London and half light. He was a member of the RSMA, the Royal Society of British Artists, member of the Wapping Group and the Langham Sketch Club, Artists Society and a founder of the London Muster of Artists. He lived in Watford in Herfordshire. He was President of the Wapping Group of Artists in 1997. Gordon died on 1st Sept 1997.


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