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Bernard Hailstone (1910-1987), Artist

Sitter in 1 portrait
Artist of 2 portraits
Bernard Hailstone was a painter. He studied at Goldsmith's College School of Art, under Clive Gardiner, then the Royal Academy Schools, with James Bateman and Walter Westley Russell. During the war Hailstone served with the Auxiliary Fire Services. He recorded some of the scenes he witnessed in the Blitz in a series of paintings. In 1941 the War Artists Advisory Committee commissioned Hailstone to paint civil defence subjects. He supplemented these works with portraits of his colleagues in the fire services and other war workers. After the war Hailstone established a successful practice as a portrait painter.

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Winston Churchill

by Bernard Hailstone
chalk, 1956
NPG 4458


Sir John Barbirolli

by Bernard Hailstone
oil on canvas, 1964
NPG 5983