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'Untitled' - Eric Ward (1945) Painting


After leaving school, Eric worked as a fisherman until 1985 when he became St. Ives Harbour Master. In 1964 he joined the RNLI as a St. Ives Lifeboatman, was promoted to Coxswain in 1989 and retired after 34 years of service in 2000. Since then his work has been shown widely, and he has expanded into etching. In 1996 BBC2 featured Eric's life, 'Oils and Oilskins' on Video Diaries. A year in the making, the programme was acclaimed by The Times.

Framing is available on request.

Why We Chose It?

The Boring Bit

35 x 20cm

Original painting

Acrylic on watercolour paper

Signed by the artist on front right