Study for the painted wall of the dining room in St Crispin's Secondary Modern School, Wokingham, Berkshire
|Architect/Designer||Cox, Oliver Jasper (1920-2010)|
|Artist/Photographer||Cox, Oliver Jasper (1920-2010)|
|Library Reference||PB955/3(5) recto [sketchbook loose leaf 15E recto]|
|Subject||Patterns ; Schools ; Murals ; Abstract|
NOTES: This drawing comes from a sketchbook consisting of 22 folios with 6 loose sheets numbered 15A-15F. Folios 1-13 are pattern studies for painted wall designs, none executed. Folio 14 was painted on the wall in the basement flat of No. 4 Russell Road, in Oliver Cox's own room. Folios 15-19 are studies for the painted wall in the dining room at St Crispin's Secondary Modern School, Wokingham, Berkshire (1953). Folio 15F is almost as executed and painted by Oliver Cox. St Crispin's School was the first school built by the Ministry of Education's architectural team. Folio 20 verso is a topographical view of a Regency house in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire; folio 21 verso of Penzance lighthouse, Cornwall; and folio 22 verso of Penzance harbour.
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