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Gerald Ackermann (1876-1960) - Early 20th Century Watercolour, Village Scene



A delicate early 20th Century watercolour by the artist Gerald Ackermann, depicting a bucolic landscape view of a village church. This fine landscape scene is carefully painted and well composed, embodying the charming atmosphere and characteristics of this particular village. The artist has used a considered use of tone in order to portray the soft light falling on the architecture, revealing its unique attributes. Ackermann masterfully blends washes of colour with finer details, producing an interesting architectural study, while simultaneously balancing the overall composition.

Displayed in a stone coloured washline mount and well presented in an unglazed gilt effect frame. Signed in the lower right hand corner of the picture, as shown.

Signed. On wove.


The condition is typical for a picture of this age including some very minor discolouration. The frame has very minor scuffed edges. Generally in good condition.


16.8 x 24.1cm (6.6" x 9.5")
Framed Size: 40.1 x 46.7cm (15.8" x 18.4")

Artist Biography

Gerald Ackermann was a painter of landscapes, topographical and occasional seascape pictures. Born in Blackheath, the son of the art dealer Arthur Ackermann. He studied art at Heatherley's, Westminster School of Art and later at the RA Schools, where he won the Creswick Prize and Landseer Scholarship.

He exhibited at the RA, RI, and held one-person shows at the Leicester Galleries and the Fine Art Society in 1935. Elected RI in 1912, he painted widely in the United Kingdom before settling at Blakeney in Norfolk during the 1930’s. Examples of his work are to be found in several public collections at home and abroad including the GAC.

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Code kk536
Artist Gerald Ackermann (1876-1960)
Date Early 20th Century
Dimensions 16.8 x 24.1cm
Medium Watercolour
Style Realism
Subject Architecture & Cityscapes
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