JAMES WALKER TUCKER (1898 - 1972)
Country: United Kingdom
Medium: Oil on canvas
James Tucker was born in Wallsend, Northumberland. He was educated at the King Edward VII School and Armstrong College of Art in Newcastle, 1914-22, under Richard Hatton. He then studied at the Royal College of Art, 1922-7, under William Rothenstein, for the latter two years acting as his studio assistant. Tucker won a travelling scholarship to Italy in his final year and went on to become Head of Drawing and Painting at Gloucester College of Art from 1931-63. He showed widely and exhibited many works at the Royal Academy. He lived at Upton St Leonards, Gloucester. Paintings by him are in public collections in Newcastle, Cheltenham, Gloucester, Shipley and the Royal Air Force Museum. The present work was executed during his travelling scholarship to Italy. During 1928 an 1929 he exhibited several Italian landscapes at the Royal Academy including San Gimignano: Via San Matteo, 1928, no.502.