Oil on canvas, signed lower left
Image size: 39 x 49 inches (101 x 126 cm)
Hand made contemporary style frame
The artist’s Manresa Road Chelsea studio label verso, inscribed “Painted for British Railways NFS”.
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George William Rupert Joseph Leech was born in 1894 in Islington the son of a dealer in china and glass. Leech was a painter and printmaker in London and served in France during World War I.
After initial study at Lambeth and Putney Schools of Art, won a three-year London County Council scholarship which enabled him to study at South Kensington. Worked for some years as a magazine art editor.
He was a regular exhibitor at the Royal Academy, Royal Institute of painters in water-colours, Fine Art Society and the Royal West of England Academy.
The Wandsworth Museum has his works.
This is an original artwork for the British Railways Western Region poster.