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SOLD Oil “Cley, Norfolk” Signed Norman Hoad



Original Oil on Board

“Cley, Norfolk”

Signed Norman Hoad (1923-2014)

C 1990s

Air Vice-Marshall Norman Edward Hoad was born on July 28 1923 at Brighton, and was educated locally. He entered the RAF when he was 18, trained as a bomber pilot before joining No 61 Squadron in 1943. He flew operations in support of the Allied landings in Normandy and attacked targets in Germany before being shot down. He was a POW in Stalag Luft III, where he took up painting. He had a varied career in the RAF, including defence attaché in Paris. His final tour of duty was as the senior RAF member of the directing staff at the Royal College of Defence Studies, retiring in March 1978. Norman Hoad was a highly talented artist specialising in aviation, landscapes and animal subjects, Hoad studied under the renowned aviation artist Frank Wootton. With Wootton and others (including David Shepherd), he was a founder member of the Guild of Aviation Artists (GAvA) later becoming a life vice-president. His works are on display at the RAF Museum, Hendon, and in many public and private collections. Horses were a favourite subject in his paintings, and in 1979 the Society of Equestrian Artists was formed under his chairmanship. Among his best-known works is one of the Queen reviewing Trooping the Colour on her favourite trooping horse, Burmese. Air Vice-Marshal Norman Hoad died November 29 2014.
This lovely image of the windmill at Cley in Norfolk is presented in its original gilt and fabric framing, and inscribed on the verso is the original cost.
Size Frame 56cm X 73cm Painting 38cm X 55cm
G12/4278 £