Our Pall Mall Gallery will be closed this bank holiday but Cecil Court will open Saturday to Monday
James Tucker painter and teacher was born in Wallsend, Northumberland. He studied at the King Edward VII School of Art, Armstrong College, Newcastle, 1914-22, under Richard Hatton, then at the Royal College of Art, 1922-7, under William Rothenstein, for the latter two years acting as his studio assistant. Tucker won a travelling scholarship in his final year and went on to become head of drawing and painting at Gloucester College of Art from 1931-63. He showed widely and exhibited many works at the Royal Academy - where his painting The Champion was picture of the year in 1941. He Lived at Upton St Leonards, Gloucestershire.