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Reginald William Gammon RWA, ROI, (1894-1997), "Donkeys", watercolour on paper, signed lower left, mounted, framed and glazed, 26 x 39 cm.


A delightful bucolic scene depicting a pair of donkeys in a field with trees.


Gammon had a long and varied career as a journalist and illustrator, until becoming a full-time artist in his later years. He was elected to the Royal West of England Academy (RWA) in 1966, and they held a retrospective of his work in 1985, and in 1986 he began the first of five one-man exhibitions at the New Grafton Gallery, in London. A further retrospective was held at the RWA to mark his 100th birthday. Gammon was also an important member of the Royal Watercolour Society and the Royal Institute of Oil Painters.


Gammon died at Bridgwater, Somerset on 22 April 1997, aged 103.


His work is in the collections of Newport Art Gallery, Gwent, Manchester City Art Gallery, the University of Bath and WAC. A memorial exhibition was held at New Grafton Gallery, Barnes, London, in 1999 and a posthumous exhibition was held in 2002 at the Alpha House Gallery in Sherborne, Dorset.



Reginald William Gammon, "Donkeys", Watercolour

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