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Jack Merriott VPRI ROI PS SMA 1901- 1968
watercolours

Jack Merriott was born on 15th November 1901 in New Cross London to John Boultwood Merriott (Railway ticket collector) and his wife Eleanor. Jack studied art at Croydon School of Art and St Martin's School of Art in London.  On 18th June 1932 he married Hilda May Bridger (daughter of Harry Bridger). Jack painted landscapes and portraits in oil, pastel and watercolour.  

Jack Merriott VPRI ROI PS SMA(1901-1968)   

Beneath the Monastery - Santa Fruttuoso w 15 x 21k 

watercolour                                                                   15 x 21  inches 

                                                                                                               price £1,600 inc package and post

In the early 1950s he moved to Island House, Polperro. This picture shows his boat and his house in Polperro, he become a member of the St Ives Society of Artists but had to travel to his many commitments throughout the UK which was difficult from Cornwall and eventually made him move back to Storrington in Sussex where he had moved previously.

Jack Merriott VPRI ROI PS SMA(1901-1968)   

The One Accord Polperro 

watercolour                                                                   12 x 16  inches 

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Jack was also a member of the Langham Sketch Club and later the London Sketch Club, a social group of artists who met regularly in London, living in Shirley in Surrey he was able to use the club regularly. 

Jack Merriott VPRI ROI PS SMA(1901-1968)   

 Lancing College Chapel w 10.25 x 13.5 ins 

watercolour                                                                   10.25 x 13.5  inches 

                                                                                                               price £1,200 inc package and post

It was through his infectious inspirational teaching that he inspired many young amateur and professional artists, using a correspondence course he designed for The Pitman College of Art and Journalism, it was this course that inspired the book "Discovering Watercolour" which was published in 1973 after his death. The photograph is of Jack circa 1947 painting "en plein air". 


S Daphne Padden RMS NDD (1927-2009) (1447) 15 Grapes on a ledge 1991 w 2 x 2.75

 Jack Merriott VPRI ROI PS SMA (1901-1968)   

 Boats on a mooring w 14 x 21ins

watercolour                                                                   14 x 21  inches 

                                                                                                               price £1,600 inc package and post

Jack Merriott VPRI ROI PS SMA (1901-1968)   

 Cattle in the Pasture 
watercolour                                                                   11 x 14  inches 

                                                                                                               price £1,200 inc package and post

Jack Merriott VPRI ROI PS SMA (1901-1968)   

Farmstead in Greece 
watercolour                                                                   13 x 20  inches 

                                                                                                               price £1,400 inc package and post

Jack Merriott VPRI ROI PS SMA (1901-1968)   

Summer Sunshine Ashridge Woodland
watercolour                                                                   15 x 20  inches 

                                                                                                               price £1,600 inc package and post

Jack Merriott VPRI ROI PS SMA (1901-1968)   

Rye in Sussex 
watercolour                                                                   19 x 15  inches 

                                           price £1,500 inc package and post

Jack Merriott VPRI ROI PS SMA (1901-1968)   

West Country Mooring
watercolour                                                                   10 x 12  inches 

                                      price £600 inc package and post

Jack Merriott VPRI ROI PS SMA (1901-1968)   

Figures on the Farm
watercolour                                                                   8 x 10  inches 

                                    price £600 inc package and post


It was in 1968 when he was driving home to Storrington he skidded on black ice and was seriously injured. He never recovered from his injuries, dying later in that year. One of his hobbies was sailing and he also designed and painted posters for British Rail and other tourist agencies throughout the UK. A memorial service was held at "the artist's church", St James in Piccadilly London in 1969.

If you are interested in any of the pictures, are based close to Bookham, and would like to view them we have a viewing space that you are welcome to visit. Please call us on 01372454152; 07971883660 or email to make an appointment to view. .

 

The prices include postage and packaging and all pictures are returnable with a full refund if not suitable.