Geoffrey Hamilton Rhoades (1898 - 1980)

Self-portrait, 1941

SKU: 6092
Un-numbered proof Signed with initials, dated
Woodcut 5 x 4 1/2 in. (12.7 x 11.4 cm)

Height – 12.7cm
Width – 11.4cm


The Artist’s Son

Provenance: The Artist’s Son

The wood engraving dates to 1941 when Rhoades moved with his family to Bran End, near Dunmow,

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