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Norman Neasom (1915 - 2010) RWS: RBSA: SAS:

The paintings and drawing are in chronological order to reflect Norman's life as an Artist and Historian, the 2 numbers at the front of each work represent the year e.g. 28 = 1928


Norman was born at the family home in Brockhill Lane, Redditch on 7th November 1915 and educated at Redditch High School.

Much of Norman's early work reflected the disturbing influences of events such as WW1 and the Spanish Civil War but during the second World War Norman was called back to work on the family farm. Following the end of WW2 Norman returned as a tutor to Birmingham College of Art. He also taught at Bourneville Art College of art and at Aston.

In 1953 Norman was offered a post at the Redditch School of Art and later appointed head of the art department until his retirement in 1979 when he took up painting full time.

Whilst teaching in Birmingham he worked on many murals including the new Birmingham Airport Hotel, Mitchell’s and Butlers Brewery and Barrows Stores in Corporation Street

History of Membership to Societies :

1947 Associate Royal Birmingham Society of Artists 
1968 Member Royal Birmingham Society of Artists 
1976 Member and Patron Stratford Art Society
1978 Member of the Royal Watercolour Society

Paintings exhibited at :

The Royal Academy; Royal Watercolour Society; Royal Birmingham Society of Artists; Stratford Art Society; Mall Gallery and Chris Beetles Gallery, London

Work in the permanent collections of :

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II; Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery; Royal Watercolour Society; Royal Birmingham Society of Artists; West Midlands Arts Council; and many other public and private collections.

Illustrations for magazines articles :

Reader’s Digest; Leisure Painter and other art related publications. Work reproduced for the covers of Readers Digest; Christmas Cards by Medici and the Calendar reproduced and published in 1989 with this selection of Norman’s work.

Norman also produced the illustrations for more than 40 books

Credits :

Many thanks to Wikipedia from where much of the historical information has been obtained.

Our grateful thanks to John Hughes, lifelong friend to Norman and Archivist to the Fine Art Trade Guild, London for the effort in researching the information, building this virtual exhibition and for staging the two exhibitions in 2003 and 2013 of the works of Norman Neasom