Geoffrey Hamilton Rhoades
(1898 - 1980)

Nursing Mother, c. 1938


SKU: 6093
Signed in the plate, un-numbered proof
6 1/2 x 5 in. (16.5 x 12.7 cm)

Height – 16.5cm
Width – 12.7cm

6 in stock


This shows the artist’s wife, Joan and their only child, Peter. Judging by the age of the baby, this image would have been conceived in 1938 when they were still living in London at Greville Road, Kilburn 
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Rhoades, Geoffrey Hamilton

1898 – 1980

Painter in oil, watercolour, pen and ink and sepia, and teacher. Born in London, Rhoades studied painting at Clapham Art School 1915-7, then after World War I service in the Mercantile Marine attended the Slade School of Fine Art under Henry Tonks 1919-23. His landsapes, figure studies and flower paintings reflect his love of natural history and interest in the classical world. When Rhoades left the Slade Tonks said: “You’ve something I haven’t – imagination,” and Rhoades’ inner life did nourish his work throughout his career. His pictures are unmistakeably English in their understatedness. In the mid-1920s Rhoades completed murals and other work for the owners of Stoke Rochford House, in Lincolnshire. He then held a series of teaching posts, notably at the Ruskin School of Drawing, Oxford, 1953-72. He exhibited at the NEAC, RI and Goupil Gallery and had one-man shows at Maltzahn Gallery, Ashmolean Museum, Mall Galleries and Sally Hunter Fine Art, 1987. The Tate Gallery, Ashmolean Museum, Victoria & Albert Museum and provincial galleries hold his work. Lived at Cuddington, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.


Geoffrey Hamilton Rhoades (1898 - 1980)
Self portrait, 1941
Geoffrey Hamilton Rhoades (1898 - 1980)
Bathers circa 1925