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Gerald Gardiner (19021959)   BIOGRAPHY

Clear Evening in Argyll, 1958
Framed (ref: 568)
Signed with initials and dated 1958, inscribed with title on label on reverse
Black chalk and wash, 11 3/4 x 28 in. (30 x 70.5 cm.)


Provenance: private collection, Gloucestershire; private collection, East Yorkshire; private collection, North Yorkshire
Exhibited: Royal Academy, 1960 (no. 1201)

This large panoramic drawing was exhibited at the Royal Academy a year after Gardiner died, the last of twenty-six of his works exhibited over four decades. Although Gardiner mostly drew the Cotswolds where he lived, he had a natural affinity with the landscape of Scotland, especially Argyll, where he made several painting expeditions, especially after the Second World War. He exhibited Argyll subjects at the Royal Academy consecutively in 1946, 1947 and 1948.

Gerald Gardiner (19021959)

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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