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Gerald Gardiner (1902–1959)   BIOGRAPHY

Spring in the Cotswolds, 1945
Framed (ref: 489)

Signed with initials and dated;
Oil on paper, 10 x 14 1/4 in. (25.5 x 36.3 cm.)


Provenance: Abbott and Holder, London; Michael Whitehall

A related painting by Gardiner, entitled Towards Wiltshire, is in the collection of the Swindon Art Gallery. A similar work can be seen hanging over the fireplace in Gardiner’s painting of his wife Evelyn at their family home in Stroud (cat. 32). In 1947 Gardiner produced a series of eleven illustrations for The Cotswolds by Kenneth Green (Garland Press, Bristol), the front cover of which shows a similar composition.

Gerald Gardiner (1902–1959)

Landscape painter in oil, and teacher. Born in London, he studied at Beckenham School of Art, under Percy Jowett, 1919-23, then at the Royal College of Art, 1923-7. Exhibited RA, NEAC, RSA and Cooling Galleries. During World War if he completed wall decorations for the Cheltenham Services Club, a year later illustrating Fred Kitchen's book Jesse and His Friends. Work in several public collections, including Swindon and Bristol Art Galleries. Gardiner's landscapes are notable for their translucent colour. Lived in Stroud, Gloucestershire.

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