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Born in London, Leigh-Pemberton was educated at Eton and studied in London (1928–1931). During the Second World War he served as a flying instructor in the RAF and was awarded the AFC in 1945. He has done much advertising work for Shell, completed a series of paintings of natural history subjects for the Midland Bank and decorated a number of ships. He has written and illustrated many books on natural history, mostly for children, his detailed style bearing similarities to that of Rowland Hilder.
oil on canvas
H 32 x W 41 cm
on loan from the Shell Art Collection, since 2000
signed Leigh Pemberton 58