This New Zealand born artist came to Farnham as a camouflage painter during the Second World War. While here he executed these fine paintings of wartime workers making munitions at the old Crosby Doors factory. The artist is best known as a glass engraver, having worked at Coventry and Guildford Cathedrals and these are rather unusual examples of his painting skills.
The images remind us of the important role women played during the war in manufacturing ammunitions on the home front. They are also useful for students of costume history as a record of the type of clothes the workers would normally wear.
Where to see this painting?
Museum of Farnham
Willmer House, 38 West Street, Farnham, Surrey, England, GU9 7DX
If you are planning a visit to see this painting, check with the collection first. Paintings can be moved at short notice.