Herbert Victor Tempest
(1913 - 2003)

Winter, view from the artist's garden, Shooters Hill, London, circa 1935


SKU: 11236

Height – 61cm
Width – 51cm

1 in stock


This painting relates closely to a composition in Wolverhampton Art Gallery:

In common with artists such as Harry Bush and Algernon Newton, Tempest created a genre out of painting suburban views of his native London – most of these were located around his home and garden (44 Llanover Rd, SE18). Recording the seasons, weather conditions, and the play of light at different times of day, his painting became a staple of the Royal Academy Summer Exhibitions of 1940’s and 1950’s

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Tempest, Herbert Victor

1913 – 2003

Painter and teacher, born in Swaffham, Norfolk. He studied at Woolwich Polytechnic School of Art, 1927-32, with Herbert Buckley, and at the Royal College of Art, 1932-36, under William Rothenstein. He showed at the RA, NEAC, RBA and in Doncaster, Gateshead and Sunderland. Public collections in Leicester and Wolverhampton hold examples. He lived in Plumstead, southeast London, and later in Keston, Kent.

Tempest is typical of a certain kind of British painter: he exhibited year in and year out at the RA and NEAC, thus establishing a solid reputation as a talented landscape artist, and yet today he is little known. He was a competent artist, but also one who was capable of producing exceptional works. His suburban views of back gardens, which are part of a uniquely English vision, are equal to the works of many of his better-known contemporaries.


Herbert Victor Tempest (1913 - 2003)
Spring view from the artist’s back garden, Shooter Hill, London, late 1940’s
Herbert Victor Tempest (1913 - 2003)
Winter, view from the artist’s garden, Shooters Hill, London, circa 1935
Herbert Victor Tempest (1913 - 2003)
Plumpstead, 1949