Modern British Art by Harold Yates: Army Billet, , near Newtown, Isle of Wight, HQ of Duke of Cornwalls Light Infantry, 20 february '43 | www.LLFA.uk

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Harold Yates:
Army Billet, , near Newtown, Isle of Wight, HQ of Duke of Cornwalls Light Infantry, 20 february '43

Unmounted (ref: 5607)

Signed and dated, inscribed  with title on reverse

Pen and ink, pencil, watercolour

10 x 14 in. (25.4 x 35.6 cm)

Tags: landscape



The Isle of Wight was the HQ of the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry 5th Battalion.
During World War II Yates produced documentary work , which was bought by War Artists' Advisory Committee, and is now in the Imperial War Museum.

Aged 14 Yates attented Portsmouth School of Art for 18 months, where he showed talent for figure work and developed an ambition to be an illustrator. After joining a commercial studio aged 17 he became disillusioned with the disciplines there and painted abstract works in his spare time. Showed with AIA, London Gallery and had a solo show at Foyles Gallery aged 19.


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