Polar Bears at an Ice Hole

Polar Bears at an Ice Hole



Warwick Reynolds was born is Islington, the son of a graphic artist also called Warwick Reynolds. He was educated at Stroud Green and studied at the Grosvenor Studio, St John’s Wood Art School and the Academie Julian, Paris in 1908. Whilst living in London in made particular studies of the animals in the Regents Park Zoo and started commercial work as an illustrator for many magazine including The Strand, Pearsons’s, The Quiver, The Idler and many others. He illustrated numerous books including Habits and Characters of British Wild Animals (1920), Romance of the Wild (1922) and Dwellers in the Jungle (1925). Ever conscious of design and composition, Reynolds painted strong portraits and animal subject in oils, watercolours and pastels and exhibited at the Royal Academy, Royal Scottish Academy, Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolours. Glasgow Institute, the Pastel Society and elsewhere. He married Mary Kincaid, daughter of a master printer, in 1906 and they settled in Glasgow where he had been appointed staff artist on the Daily Record. He died in Glasgow in 1926 aged 46. Memorial Exhibitions were held the following year at the Sporting Gallery, London and Wellington Art Galleries, Glasgow.


Height 116.84 cm / 46 "
Width 193.04 cm / 76 "