Radio Officer James Gordon Melville Turner, GC (b. 1907)

Bernard Hailstone (1910 - 1987)

Oil on canvas

c1943-1945
  • About the work
  • About the artist
    Bernard Hailstone was born in Hadlow, Kent, and lived in the Kentish village all his life. He was educated at Tonbridge School and Goldsmith’s College of Art in London. He also attended the Royal Academy Schools. Between1940 and 1941 he became an official war artist to the Ministry of Transport recording life on board naval convoys in the Atlantic and Mediterranean. After the war Hailstone turned his attention to portraits and became known for his portraits of royalty, members of the Armed Services, musicians and actors. He created memorable portraits of Sir Winston Churchill and Peter Ustinov, while his portrait of Lord Olivier hangs in the bar of the Garrick Club.
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    Turner, James Gordon Melville
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    Materials & Techniques
    canvas, oil, oil painting
  • Details
    Title
    Radio Officer James Gordon Melville Turner, GC (b. 1907)
    Date
    c1943-1945
    Medium
    Oil on canvas
    Dimensions
    height: 89.00 cm, width: 63.50 cm
    Acquisition
    Presented via the Imperial War Museum, War Artists' Advisory Committee, April 1946
    Inscription
    Inscribed on stretcher
    GAC number
    124