Feeding in the Orchard

Harold Gresley (1892-1967)

Size (inches): 10.5 (h) x 15 (w) inches
Size (cm): 26.7 (h) x 38.1 (w) cm

Harold Gresley was born in Derbyshire in 1892. He was the son of Frank Gresley and grandson of James Stephen Gresley who were both highly accomplished landscape artists and known for their beautiful watercolours of the Trent Valley and the hilly landscape Derbyshire countryside. He studied at Derby School of Art but interrupted his studies when the First World War broke out. He joined 1st Battalion The Royal Fusiliers and was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal. After the war he continued his studies in art in Nottingham and later became a teacher at Repton School. He soon became a notable painter of landscapes and portraits in watercolour and oil and the Derbyshire Museum and Art Gallery has a substantial collection of his work. He lived in Chellaston, near Derby until his death in 1967.