Claude Grahame Muncaster (RWS, ROI, RBA, SMA 1903-1974)

Painter in oil & watercolour; etcher of landscapes, town scenes & marines, lecturer & writer. Born 4/7/1903 at W.Chiltington, Sussex, son of Oliver Hall (RA). Educated at Queen Elizabeth School, Cranbrook. Elected a member of RWS in 1936 and later became President of the Royal Society of Marine Artists. Served in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve 1940-44. In November 1945 he adopted above name by deed poll but had exhibited under that name from 1923, and previously as Grahame Hall. First one-man show at the Fine Art Society 1926. Wrote book 'Rolling round the Horn', pub.1933 telling of his 4-month voyage from Australia to Britain. He made several long distance sea voyages. Represented in many public collections. Wrote several books on art. After the war he painted watercolours of the royal residences for the Royal Family and was a frequent guest at Sandringham. Lived near Pulborough, Sussex. Produced posters for GWR & LMS and the Post Office.

Produced artwork for LNER Post-War series.

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