Framed (ref: 568)
Signed with initials and dated 1958, inscribed with title on label on reverse
Black chalk and wash, 11 3/4 x 28 in. (30 x 70.5 cm.)
Landscape painter in oil, and teacher. Born in London, he studied at Beckenham School of Art, under Percy Jowett, 1919-23, then at the Royal College of Art, 1923-7. Exhibited RA, NEAC, RSA and Cooling Galleries. During World War if he completed wall decorations for the Cheltenham Services Club, a year later illustrating Fred Kitchen's book Jesse and His Friends. Work in several public collections, including Swindon and Bristol Art Galleries. Gardiner's landscapes are notable for their translucent colour. Lived in Stroud, Gloucestershire.