DONALD "Bomber" PLENDERLEITH 1921- 2005.

Painter and printmaker and respected art teacher and lecturer, Donald Plenderleith, born in Peebles Peebleshire. Studied at Ealing School of Art 1937-9 and returned after the war 1945-6, his teachers include Thomas Lightfoot; then Hornsey School of Art 1946-7, with John Gerald Platt. Plenderleith went on to hold a number of senior teaching posts in the London area, including St Nicholas Grammar School, Northwood where he was the much loved and respected art teacher.

Exhibited at the Royal Academy, Royal Society of Painters - Etchers and Engravers Painter - Printmakers. Lived at Hatch End Middlesex and then retired and died in Devon where he painted landscapes.

What is seldom mentioned is that Donald Plenderlieth was a decorated fighter bomber pilot during WWII and his vivid and disturbing memories are displayed here in these four rare oils. Three of These pictures were banned from the 1950 London Galleries exhibition as being a too disturbing reminder of a recent war most people at the time would rather forget. These are the last of these kind of painting s of this period and we can only thank the Hammer House of Horror stage and film set producer Bernard Robinson for buying these oils direct from Donald and saving them from certain destruction.
The paintings are framed within the artists own frames but we can re frame them if you so wish.

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