Pountney, Jack: From London Dock


A wonderful example of Jack Pountney’s everyday views of shipping along the Thames when the river was alive with activity, a watercolour, signed and framed.

Artist: Jack.D.Pountney, (1921-1997)

Title and date: From London Dock, 1940s

Size: 13.5 x 21.5 cms.


Artist description:

Born in Plumstead, Jack Pountney lived and worked for most of his life near the Thames at Blackheath. He painted the life and light of rivers, estuaries, wharves and docks after the Second World War, seeking out views of London’s old Docklands, the Thames at Greenwich, the Medway estuary and the sea on the Kent coast. He spent the later years of his life in Dorset but continued to haunt the reaches of the Thames Docklands. He exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1967, and regularly with the Royal Society of Marine Artists. He built up a considerable reputation, and in 1972 he had a solo show in Greenwich, and often exhibited at other London galleries.