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February Sunshine in Shirley, Surrey
© the artist's estate. Photo credit: Croydon Art Collection

February Sunshine in Shirley, Surrey 1958

Jack Merriott (1901–1968)

Croydon Art Collection
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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