Harold Shelton - Three Generations

Harold Shelton - Three Generations




Three Generations

Watercolour and pen and ink


37 by 54 cm., 14 ½ by 21 ¼ in.

(frame size 54 by 70.5 cm., 21 ¼ by 27 ¾ in.)

Harold Herbert Shelton was born in St Helens, Lancashire.  William Green, the principal of Wallasey School of Art, discovered Shelton when he was working as a railway station ticket collector and encouraged him to study at Wallasey, 1934-6.  He then went on to study at the Royal College of Art.  After World War II he worked for a time as a designer for the Grafton Furnishing Fabrics Company.  He became principal of Carlisle School of Art and at Hornsey College of Art where he experienced the 1968 students’ sit-in.  He retired from Hornsey in 1977.  He lived for many years in Enfield.