Army Billet, , near Newtown, Isle of Wight, HQ of Duke of Cornwalls Light Infantry, 20 february '43
Unmounted (ref: 5607)
Signed and dated, inscribed with title on reverse
Pen and ink, pencil, watercolour
10 x 14 in. (25.4 x 35.6 cm)
Tags: Harold Yates landscape
The Isle of Wight was the HQ of the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry 5th Battalion.
During World War II Yates produced documentary work , which was bought
by War Artists' Advisory Committee, and is now in the Imperial War Museum.
Aged 14 Yates attented Portsmouth School of Art for 18 months, where he
showed talent for figure work and developed an ambition to be an
illustrator. After joining a commercial studio aged 17 he became
disillusioned with the disciplines there and painted abstract works in
his spare time. Showed with AIA, London Gallery and had a solo show at
Foyles Gallery aged 19.