David Gentleman

1930

Fulham gasworks (reserved)

Medium
Pen, ink and poster paint
Dimensions
31.8 x 48.8 cm
Year
1951
Description
David Gentleman on the present work:

John Minton, who taught in the RCA painting school, told us to get out of the college and draw more in the real world outside. It was good advice. One summer evening I saw a gasometer not far from the end of Cheyne Walk and drew it straight off with a fountain pen on tinted paper, painting the clouds afterwards with poster paint or gouache – something I wouldn’t do now.

(extract from David Gentleman, 'My Town', Penguin Books, 2020, p.12)