Steeple of St Mary-Le-Bow, Cheapside
Pre-war pen and ink drawing showing the Steeple of St Mary-Le-Bow on Cheapside in the City of London. Signed by the artist.
Hubert John Williams (1905-1989). Portrait, landscape and architectural painter, etcher and illustrator. Williams was born in Beckenham, Kent in 1905 and later studied at the Royal Academy Schools where he was awarded the Landseer Scholarship for 1928. He also attended the St Martins School of Art and the L.C.C. Schools. Between 1926 and 1939 he exhibited at the Royal Academy, Royal Scottish Academy, Royal Institute of Painters in Oil, and the New English Art Club amongst others. During WWII he worked as a cartographer in the War Office, then as commercial illustrator from 1946 specialising in children’s education. His work can be found in many public collections including The Imperial War Museum and Museum of London.