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Henry Arthur Riley (1895-1966)

Painter, born in Chelsea, London, Harry Riley as he was known, first studied art at the Hammersmith School of Art and was employed in Fleet Street as a junior artist while continuing to attend evening classes at nearby Bolt Court, 1910-15 studying under Walter Bayes. Following active service in World War I Riley continued his studies at St. Martin's School of Art. He exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy, Royal Society of British Artists and the Royal Institute of Oil Painters. He was a great cartoon illustrator and his work was reproduced on numerous occasions in the Reynolds News, London Opinion, Blighty, Humorist and the Sunday Chronicle, as well as Punch and other influential newspapers and magazines of the 1930’s. He also was commissioned by British Rail for supplying travel posters. Elected RI in 1940 he was also a member of the Savage Club and the London Sketch Club.

The Painting Class, circa 1950
Henry Arthur Riley
The Painting Class, circa 1950  For sale
£375
Riley in his studio
Harold Arthur Riley
Riley in his studio  For sale
£760
Me, 1940-42
Henry Arthur Riley
Me, 1940-42  For sale 
Beach tents, south coast, circa 1950
Harold Arthur Riley
Beach tents, south coast, circa 1950  Sold 
The artist's daughter Barbara in the...
Harold Arthur Riley
The artist's daughter Barbara in the...  Sold 
Bathing belle
Harold Arthur Riley
Bathing belle  Sold 
Portrait of the artist's daughter
Harold Arthur Riley
Portrait of the artist's daughter  Sold