GRENVILLE, Hugo Gerald Morgan

1958 - ?

Hugo Grenville

As Hugo Gerald Morgan-Grenville, he was born at Hampstead, London on 5 August 1958, son of Gerard Wyndham Morgan-Grenville and his wife Virginia Anne née Peto, who married at Westminster in 1955. From Eton, he travelled the Hippy Trail to India before joining the Coldstream Guards, serving as an officer in Northern Ireland, West Africa, Zimbabwe during the Civil War, and finally as an Aide-de-Camp to C-in-C British Army of the Rhine, and always had his painting kit ready to hand when on active service, being known as 'Picasso' by his fellow soldiers. On leaving the army, he spent a year in advertising, followed by five years dealing in corporate art. During this time, he studied painting part-time at Chelsea School of Art and Heatherleys School of Art and commenced exhibiting in London. In 1989, he sold his London flat and car and commenced painting full-time, living cheaply in the country. He married at Tenbury, Worcestershire in 1992, Sophia C. Andrews and in 1996, he and his wife, purchased a derelict Georgian farmhouse in the Waveney Valley at Mendham, Suffolk on the Norfolk border. They restored it from dereliction and established a successful summer painting school in a studio in their garden at The Red House, Mendham. Hugo Grenville is a well-known painter with an international reputation who, from 1995 to 2006, was signed up by Messumís and he shows with the New York gallery Wally Findlay, and in London with Josie Eastwood. In 2005, they moved to Crouch End in North London.

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