Ernest Greenwood

Ernest Greenwood, PPRWS, ARCA (English) 1913 – 2009
Eastern Shipping, watercolor, signed/inscribed 10/03 l/l, 10.25″ x 14.75″ unframed

Eastern Shipping, watercolor, signed/inscribed
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Estimate: $250. Offers invited.

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Blue on Blue, oil on board, signed,
14.5″ x 12″ unframed.

Blue on Blue, oil on board
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Estimate: $300. Offers invited.

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Excellent condition, stored for many years in portfolio.

Ernest Greenwood was an “Artist and teacher, born in Welling, Kent, husband of the painter Eileen Greenwood. He studied at Gravesend Grammar School, painting at the Royal College of Art under William Rothenstein and, after a travelling scholarship enabled him to work at the British School in Rome, he entered the etching and engraving school of the Royal College under Malcolm Osborne and Robert Austin. Greenwood’s World War II Army service, 1941-6, included a time on the staff of the School of Military Engineering as an architectural draughtsman. Retired in 1961, having been a teacher then an inspector of art education with Inner London Education Authority and Kent Education Committee. Had a first solo show in 1947 at Kensington Art Gallery, (and) about a dozen following retirement. During this he travelled extensively, for a decade as a specialist art lecturer with Swan’s Hellenic Voyages. Showed with RA and RI and was elected a member of RWS in 1973, being president for eight years from 1976 during which time the Society re-established itself at Bankside. Had a retrospective at New Metropole Arts Centre, Folkestone, 1972, another at County Hall, Maidstone, 1997. Tate Gallery and several provincial galleries hold his work. Lived in Broad Street, Kent.” – from Artists in Britain Since 1945, Volume 1, by David Buckman.

Artist and teacher, born Welling, Kent, 12 February 1913; married 1939 Eileen Messenger (died 2008, one daughter); died Ashford, Kent 17 May 2009. (see also, Suffolk Artists).

Also by this artist:

Towards the 18th Hole, Wentworth, April 1954, Watercolor.
Church, 1964 – acrylic, ink & shellac on plaster on board
Image Credit – Bromley Historic Collections
Oast houses near Hollingbourne – Watercolor
Lock gate with a dog, ’70 – Gouache and ink


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