Sketching group in the Templeton King Room of Christchuch School - 1980s. Jane Harding
Look at those prices! For those who don't remember pre-decimal money:
£3.3.0d = £3.30p. And in those days, because there was a certain status in pricing goods such as art in guineas: £3.3.0d = 3 guineas.
Our original logo, chosen when the group was formed in 1910. It's based on a carving on a bench, which can still be seen in Walpole Park. It was replaced in the 1970s with this:
And in the 1990s EAG member Peter Averson-Maunder designed the current logo.
For many years one of EAG's best customers at our exhibitions was the curator of Ealing Central Library's art collection, buying local scenes painted by our members. These can be viewed online, courtesy of the BBC's 'Your Paintings' website. The majority of the pictures are oils, which is a shame, because the delicacy of water colour is often the best medium for capturing scenery and atmosphere. Perhaps they ran out of money before the project of photographing the whole collection was finished!
The paintings are a fascinating record of Ealing, dating back to Victorian times. Lanes which are now busy thoroughfares, long-gone farms and stately villas, all captured by the local artists of the day, as well as modern views by current members.
The Brent, Greenford 1980s Southall High Street 1901
Norwood Green 1896 Pitshanger Lane 1975