Bernard Myers (1925 – 2007)
Oil on paper
50 x 72 cm
Myers’ impressionist view of Chiswick Reach (likely painted from his studio, which overlooked the Thames) depicts a hazy morning mist making its way down the river. The artist’s sparse and muted palette renders the sky barely discernible from the water; chevron brushstrokes make up trees which cast their shadows over the Thames. A flotilla of boats, ghost-like with their white sails, appear from the blue mist.
Bernard Myers was a painter and printmaker who trained at St Martin’s School of Art, the Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts, and the Royal College of Art in the 1940s and 1950s. This painting won the David Murray Landscape Scholarship and was painted while Myers was a student at the RCA. He went on to teach there before moving into a studio in Hammersmith. He lived and painted at 5 Durham Wharf, just off Chiswick Mall and with a view of the Thames, from the 1980s until his death in 2007.
Provenance: New Grafton Gallery.
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