Woking, The Lightbox, The Ingram Collection: Prints and Printmaking, 1 February – 30 April 2011;
Woking, The Lightbox, The Ingram Collection: Animals in Art, 8 January – 16 March 2014
Ruth Artmonsky, The School Prints: A Romantic Project, London 2010 (no. 11, p. 62)
Tom Gentleman studied part-time at Glasgow School of Art. He worked as a cartoonist and illustrator in Glasgow for some years before coming to London (1928). In the thirties he was a poster designer for a number of agencies and eventually became head of Shell Studios. Grey Horses, a popular print, has the marks of a good poster – bright colours with a limited palette range, and stylised, simplified images reduced to flattened blocks of colour. The overall impact gives an upbeat recognition of familiar items. The small boy in blue admiring the McMullen’s brewery horses in Hertford is Tom’s son David, who is now a celebrated graphic artist himself.