HUBERT ANDREW FREETH R.A. (1912-1986)
FEEDING PIGEONS IN TRAFALGAR SQUARE,
watercolour, signed lower right, original frame, inscribed verso with artists address.
Size 28cm by 43.5cm
Hubert Andrew Freeth was born in Birmingham and began his studies at the School of Art (1929-1936) in his native city until receiving an engraving Scholarship to the British School in Rome, where he stayed for a further three years. In 1939, at the outbreak of World War II he was employed as an official war artist travelling to the Middle East. Consequently the War Artist’s Advisory Committee as well as private collectors and the British Museum bought his depictions of the war. His superb talent for etchings was recognised in 1965 when he was honoured by becoming a Royal Academician. He was also recognized by the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers, the Royal Society of Painters in watercolours, the Royal Watercolour Society and the Royal Society of Portrait Painters.