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Storm over Dartmoor, Devon
© the artist's estate. Photo credit: Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery

Storm over Dartmoor, Devon

Jack Merriott (1901–1968)

Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery
Painter, poster designer, illustrator and teacher. Studied at Croydon School of Art and St Martin’s School of Art. He was a member of the Wapping Group of Artists, of which for a time he was vice-president; Croydon Art Society; Langham Sketch Club; and St Ives Society of Artists. Exhibited RA, ROI, RI, RWA and RBA. Bradford City Art Gallery and Sunderland Museum and Art Gallery hold his work, which is characterised by a breezy freshness, crisp, with well-controlled colour. Lived at Polperro, Cornwall, an area he often painted.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)


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