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Gateholm, Low Water
© Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales and Nicola Howard-Jones. Photo credit: Government Art Collection

Gateholm, Low Water

Ray Howard-Jones (1903–1996)

Government Art Collection

Painter, especially in gouache, draughtsman, mosaicist and muralist, writer and poet, born in Lambourn, Berkshire, as Rosemary Howard-Jones. She was educated at St Hilda’s School, Penarth, and the London Garden School, then the Slade School of Fine Art from the age of 17 for four years. From the late 1930s through World War II she led a varied life, working as an archaeological draughtsman at National Museum of Wales, Cardiff; helped the unemployed and deprived children in the city; with the composer Gomer Llewellyn ran the East Moors Theatre; with Coastal Defence recorded fortified islands in the Bristol Channel; and was a Royal Navy war artist recording loadings for D-Day. After the war moved to London and worked as a medical draughtsman.

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


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