Galleries - February 2015

NOA Stand 68 Artists include Chrys Allen, Paul Furneaux, Carla Groppi, Judith Jones, Frank Kiely, Grant Legassick, Melvyn Petterson, Shelley Rose, Gina Soden, Jane Waterhouse 4 : Paul Furneaux, Sumi Wave, pastel LIME TREE GALLERY Stand 49 Artists include David Smith, Michael Clark, Steven Lindsay, Mhairi McGregor, Robert Newton, Zanna Wilson, Vivienne Williams, Trevor Sowden, Stanislaw Zoladz 3 : David Smith, West Coast Shorefront ABBOTT AND HOLDER Stand 3 Artists include David Bomberg, Vanessa Bell, Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, John Sell Cotman, Thomas Kerrich, Edward Lear, Paul Nash, John Piper, Thomas Rowlandson, Paul Sandby 5 : BrianStonehouse, illustration for American magazine , circa 1970, ink and watercolour 1 2 3 4 5 Freya Mitton Harry Moore-Gwyn NOA Newman Fine Art Charles Nugent Oriel Fine Art Michael Parkin Fine Art Guy Peppiatt Fine Art Crispian Riley-Smith Fine Arts John Robertson Rountree Tryon Galleries The Russell Gallery John Spink The Tolman Collection The Whitley Art Gallery At Abbott and Holder, this fashion illustration is by the remarkable Brian Stonehouse whose war time story of survival is truly extraordinary. A fluent French speaker he joined SOE, (the Special Operations Executive) an elite secret group parachuted into Nazi occupied Europe. He lasted three and a half months before being arrested by the Gestapo and thereafter spent over two years in three French prisons and five concentration camps ending up, by 1944, in Dachau. During his captivity he recorded his life on paper and drawings including his guards, his friends, the liberation of Dachau and afterwards the War Crimes Tribunals. In 1946 he moved to America becoming a fashion illustrator for Vogue. Brian Stonehouse MBE –1918-1998