BLAKE Frederick Donald R.I., N.E.A.C. (born 1908)
“Short Sunderland Flying Boat on Convoy Duty”
Watercolour and bodycolour. 7” x 11 ˝”.
Signed and titled on border of picture under mount.
Inscribed by the Artist “To E.A. Cutler F.D. Blake 1942”. From a
collection of pictures
put together at the London
Sketch Club between 1940 and 1956
and presented to Edward Cutler, Treasurer. IMAGE
Frederick Donald Blake was a painter and etcher and industrial
designer. He was born on 7th
June 1908 and studied at the Camberwell School of Art and Crafts,
at Goldsmiths and at the Brixton School of Building. He was a Member and
President of the London Sketch Club and exhibited his work at the Royal Academy,
the Royal Institute,
Royal Society of British Artists and the Royal Institute of Oil
Painters. He was elected Member of the
Royal Institute in 1952 and was also a Member of the New English Art Club. He
lived in London.