Meo, Innes: The Railway Sidings – SOLD


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Artist: Innes Meo, (1886-1967), signed

Title and date: The Railway Sidings, October 1947

Size of picture: 14.75 x 22”.

Description: a well-executed picture applying wash, watercolour and charcoal recording an everyday scene which has long since disappeared. The location has not been identified – do you know? – but is almost certainly in the south east or london.

More images can be provided on request.

Artist description:

Luigi Alfonzo Rocco Innes Meo joined the Artists’ Rifles in 1915. After being sent to the Western Front he became a subaltern in the 11th Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment. Meo took part in the offensive at the Somme but in September 1916 was diagnosed as suffering from shellshock. After recovering his health, Meo returned to the Western Front where he was captured during a German attack during the Spring Offensive. Meo spent the rest of the war as a prisoner in Germany. Innes Meo was later appointed an inspirational art teacher at Bedales School where he was universally known as ‘Gigi’.