Exhibitions & CV

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Gordon Rushmer

Landscape Painter and War Artist


Petersfield, Hampshire – 1946


Farnham School of Art 1962 – 67

Selected One Man Exhibitions:

Francis Iles Gallery, Rochester 2012, 2017
‘Artist in Action’, Royal Marines Museum 2001
‘Conflict & Calm’, Oriel Ynys Mon 2002
‘Artist on the Frontline’, Mariniers Museum, Rotterdam 2003
‘A Decade of Conflict’, Hampshire County Council Museums 2005 – 2006
The Museum of Army Flying 2008
Peter Hedley Gallery, Wareham 1993, 1995, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2011
New Ashgate, Farnham 1993
Weald & Downland Open Air Museum 1996, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012
Dragon Street Gallery, Petersfield 1993 – 2006
Allen Gallery, Alton 2007 – 2010
Flora Twort Gallery, Petersfield 2009, 2011
‘The South Country’, Haslemere Museum 2011
‘Other Worlds’, John Creasey Museum 2010
Salisbury Library Gallery 2011
‘The Road to Kandahar’ Haslemere Museum 2013
‘The War Years – A Painter’s Story’ Haslemere Museum 2014
‘A Life of Calm & Conflict’ Guildford House Gallery 2015
‘Between the Downs’ Haslemere Museum 2015
‘A Wealden Artist Goes To War’ Horsham Museum and Art Gallery 2016
‘Rother Country’ Rountree Tryon Galleries 2017
‘Averting a Catastrophe. The Kosovo Crisis Through an Artist’s Eyes’
Horsham Museum and Art Gallery 2018

Group Exhibitions Include:

Jerram Gallery, Sherbourne 2012
‘Watercolour’ Tate Britain 2011
‘Frontlines’, Imperial War Museum 2008
Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours
Wykeham Gallery, Stockbridge
Oxmarket Gallery, Chichester
Burlington Gardens Watercolour Fair 2008
Covent Garden Watercolour Fair 2009
Watercolour & Drawing Fair, Science Museum 2010, 2011, 2012
Lincoln Joyce Fine Art, Bookham
Walker Galleries, Harrogate
Francis Iles Gallery, Rochester
Albany Gallery, Cardiff
Gallery East, New York
Peter Hedley Gallery, Wareham
East Anglian Group of Marine Artists, Mall Gallery, London
Peter Pears Gallery, Aldeburgh
Snape Maltings
Horsham Museum and Art Gallery
Rountree Tryon Galleries

Work in Collections of:

Lincoln’s Inn
The Royal Archive
House of Lords
HM Foreign & Commonwealth Office
National Library of Wales
The late Nelson Mandela
Royal Marine Corps
Royal Netherlands Marine Corps
Special Boat Service
Royal Engineers
Royal Logistic Corps
Royal Marines Museum
Mariniers Museum, Rotterdam
The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment
4 Div Royal Army
Royal Navy
National Museum of the Royal Navy
Royal Artillery
National Army Museum
Museum of Bahrain
Horsham District Council

Commissions Include:

Lincoln’s Inn 2012
1991 – ICI – Series on ‘The English Village’
1997 Paintings for British embassies in Warsaw and Tashkent
1998 Series on conflict in Bosnia and Herzegovina – Dutch Marines
2000 Royal Marines Museum – ‘Life in the Royal Marines’
2001 Royal Marines – ‘3 Cdo Bde in Kosovo’
2001 Dutch Marines ‘Conflict in Eritrea and Ethiopia’
2002 Special Boat Service in Afghanistan
2002 Royal Marines in Afghanistan
2003 Royal Marines in Iraq
2004 Dutch Marines in Iraq
2005 Dutch Marines in Afghanistan
2006 Commando Reg. Royal Artillery
2007 Royal Marines in Helmand, Afghanistan
2012 Royal Navy Ships

Selected Interviews:

Imperial War Museum Sound Archive
BBC World Service
BBC Radio Solent
The Sunday Times Magazine
Petersfield Post
Artists & Illustrators
Royal United Services Institute
Globe & Laurel
Solent Life
Portsmouth News
The Herald
Officer Life
Hampshire, the county magazine
Civiel Militair
Liverpool Daily Post
Downs Country
West Sussex Gazette
Midhurst & Petworth Observer
Salisbury Journal
Practique des Arts
Military History Monthly