John O'Connor RWS
John Scorror O’Connor RWS was born in Leicester in 1913, where he attended the College of Art during the thirties, studying under painter John Nash. O’Connor worked primarily in oils and watercolours, but also took upon his teacher’s love of wood engraving, making a significant number of woodcut prints throughout his career, predominantly of slender figures and bodies of water.
A member of the Royal Watercolour Society, John O’Connor was the author of several books including 'Canals, Barges and People', 1950; 'Landscape Painting', 1967; and 'The Technique of Wood Engraving' 1971, using his prints as illustrations. O’Connor lived and worked predominantly in Suffolk, but moved to Scotland in 1975, where he passed away in 2004.
His work is held in many public collections including the Arts Council, Tate Gallery and the British Museum.
Exhibitions at Gallagher & Turner:
101 Years of British Art
15 September - 21 October 2017