POOLE, David

1931 - ?

David Poole

David James Poole was born at St Pancras, London on 5 June 1931, second son of Thomas Herbert Poole (28 December 1897-1978), and his wife Catherine née Lord (29 May 1897-1980), who married at Pontypridd, Glamorgan in 1929. His father was a miner from South Wales who migrated to London to find work during the depression of the late 1920s and in 1939 was a builder's foreman, living at 41 Sidney Road, Ilford, Essex with his wife Catherine. David was educated at Stoneleigh Secondary School and studied at Wimbledon School of Art 1945-1949 and after completing his Military Service 1949-1951, studied at the Royal College of Art 1951-1954. A lecturer at Accrington School of Art 1954-1957 followed by a position as Lecturer at Lowestoft School of Arts and Crafts in Suffolk 1957-1961 and was Senior Lecturer at Wimbledon School of Art until 1977. He married at Winchester in 1958 Iris Mary Toomer. In 1968 elected a member of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters and elected their President 1983-1991. In 1977 commissioned by the City of London Corporation to paint the official painting of the Royal Family Group to commemorate Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Luncheon held at Guildhall and has executed several portraits of the Queen, the Queen Mother, the Duke of Kent, Lord Louis Mountbatten and Prince Philip and many civic dignitaries including Robert Runcie (19212000), the Archbishop of Canterbury and many others. He has had solo exhibitions of Portraits and Studies at the Mall Galleries, London in 1978 and an exhibition of Portraits, Drawings and Landscapes in Zurich in 1980. A diversion from his portraits in 2008 saw Poole exhibiting landscape paintings in pastels at the Curwen and New Academy Gallery. In 2002, David Poole was living at Trinity Flint Barn, Weston Lane, Weston, Petersfield, Hampshire. He is sometimes conflated with the Norwich landscape artist David John Poole (1936-1995).

Royal Academy Exhibits
from 3 Boscombe Road, Worcester Park, Surrey
1952 25 'Queen Mary', Southampton
1953 489 Gaiety Girl
         588 Devil's Punchbowl, Surrey
from Peartree Cottage, Silkmore Lane, West Horsley, Surrey
1966 743 Winter Landscape, Suffolk
1967 633 Marshes at Abbotsbury, Dorset
1968 549 Dr Barnes Wallis, C.B.E., F.R.S.
1978 460 Study of Her Royal Highness, The Princess Margaret
1979 826 Sir Kenneth Cork, C.B.E., F.C.A., Lord Mayor of London
1985 721 Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother - pastel
         737 Sir Deman Christopherson, K.T., O.B.E., F.R.S...Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge
1986 1210 House on the Hill




Works by This Artist