Bernard FLEETWOOD-WALKER

Bernard FLEETWOOD-WALKER ROI, RP, RWS, RA
1893
1965

Trained as gold- and silver-smith, he studied painting at Birmingham School of Arts and Crafts. He also trained in London and Paris. He taught art and  took annual trips to Cornwall with students, usually to Polperro with visits to St Ives.

He later shared a Porthmeor studio in St Ives with David COX, with whom he became friendly in the late 1940s. Of Cox he painted a portrait that was exhibited with STISA in 1949 at Swindon.

Between the years 1928-39 he exhibited in seven separate exhibitions in the Paris Salons, winning an Honourable Mention for his initial entry The Schoolboy, and both bronze and silver medals in later years.

Posthumously, a review of his remaining work and studio contents is a work-in-progress, to be found at http://www.fleetwood-walker.co.uk.

media

Portrait and figure painter in oils and water-colour; teacher

works and access

Works include: The Schoolboy (1928); Mollie and Stella

Access to work: Birmingham; Coventry; Dudley; Imperial War Museum, London; Leeds; Liverpool; Royal Collection; Stoke; Wolverhampton; Copenhagen; Dublin; Stockholm; Vienna; Wellington, New Zealand

exhibitions

Paris Salons (7) 1928-39 (Honourable Mention 1928, both bronze and silver medals in later years)

SPP (2)

RA (147)

RWS (3)

memberships

STISA 1936-49

ROI

 RP

RWS

RA

 

references

Benezit

Buckman (2006) Dictionary of Artists in Britain since 1945

Crespon-Halotier

Hardie (2009) Artists in Newlyn and West Cornwall (p325)

Johnson & Greutzner (1975) Dictionary of British Artists

RA Dictionary of Membership

Tovey (2000) GF Bradshaw & STISA (Appendix 3: Principal Members of STISA 1927-1960)

Tovey (2003) Creating a Splash (illus)