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Oil on board by Walter Robin Jennings “Pony Club Gymkhana, West Midland”

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Oil on board by Walter Robin Jennings “Pony Club Gymkhana, West Midland”


Walter Robin Jennings (British 1927-2005)


Pony Club Gymkhana, West Midland


 Oil on board c1950s


Inscribed on reverse.


44 x 54cm


Walter Robin Jennings was born in Old Hill, Staffordshire in 1927.


Despite showing an early aptitude for painting and drawing, upon leaving school he joined the staff of a museum. However, the urge to paint full time eventually became just too strong, and in 1960 he took the courageous decision to become a full time painter.


His early years were challenging, to say the least, and he fulfilled the oft cited cliché of a” starving painter”. To quote him verbatim: “Often, after painting all day, I would barely have enough in my pocket to buy myself a fish and chip supper”.


However, his fortunes were set to improve dramatically when he became better known, and as he mastered his craft in both oil and watercolour, healthy commissions would start to come his way. From that moment in his career Robin never looked back. He began to travel the length and breadth of Great Britain, painting country landscapes and country houses, portraits and animals.


Robin exhibited widely during his lifetime, with one-man sell-out shows in London, Birmingham, Liverpool, Cardiff and Somerset, as well as at game fairs throughout the land. He also exhibited in New York, Paris and Germany.


His works were also published in print form by Royals, Solomon and Whitehead, the Medici Society and Sharpe’s Classic publications.