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John Mylne Rivington (1897–1972), BA
© the artist's estate. Photo credit: The Stationers' Company

John Mylne Rivington (1897–1972), BA 1964

Cosmo Clark (1897–1967)

The Stationers' Company

Painter and teacher, born in London. His father was the artist James Clark, his wife the painter Jean Clark. Studied at Goldsmiths’ College School of Art, 1912–14 and 1918, Académie Julian, Paris, 1918–19, and Royal Academy Schools, 1919–21, there winning a gold medal and Travelling Scholarship. Taught at Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts, then was head of Hackney Art School. At one time directed the Rural Industries Bureau and was a trustee of the Imperial War Museum. Was elected NEAC, 1946, RWS, 1952, and RA, 1958. Clark, whose work is sometimes similar to that of Edward Wadsworth, exhibited at the RA, NEAC, Leicester Galleries, RI and ROI as well as on the continent and in North America. Huddersfield Art Gallery and the Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield, hold his work.

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


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