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;
Woking, Coroners Court, 10 June 2016 – 30 July 2019;
Oxford, Brasenose College, 1 October 2019 – 30 September 2021
Ruth Artmonsky, The School Prints: A Romantic Project, London 2010 (no. 11, p. 62)
Tom Gentleman studied part-time at Glasgow School of Art, later attending full-time. He worked as a cartoonist and illustrator in Glasgow for some years before coming to London in 1928 and joining Crawford’s advertising agency. In the thirties he was a poster designer for a number of agencies and eventually became head of the Shell Studios at Shell-Mex House. After the Second World War he returned to Shell, retiring in 1952. He was a member of the Society of Industrial Artists.
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 things. The small boy in blue admiring the McMullen’s brewery horses in Hertford is Tom’s son David, himself now a celebrated graphic artist.