Kenneth Gribble 1925-1995
Born in Sparkbrook, Birmingham, Gribble attended Harrow School of Art, 1943 with Ernest Heber Thompson before completing his studies at Camberwell in the late 1940's. Here he absorbed the teachings of William Coldstream, Claude Rogers, Laurence Gowing and Victor Passmore whose influence is evident in his painting. He attended the Slade School of Art in 1947. Gribble said that the Slade tradition, Sickert and later the Euston Road School were important influences.
He pursued a career in art education while continuing to paint and exhibit full time. He showed at MAFA from 1956 and had a solo exhibition at Manchester City Art Gallery in
His work is held in the collections of Manchester City Art Gallery and in the corporate collections of Ilminster, Salford and Middlesborough. Up until his death in 1995 he lived in Sidmouth, Devon.
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Oil on Board
10 x 12 ins (25.40 x 30.48 cms)