Vincent Lines

Vincent Lines (1909 –1968)

Vincent Lines was a painter, printmaker and teacher born in Dulwich, southeast London in 1909. He studied at the Central School of Arts and Crafts under A S Hartrick and In 1928 was awarded a scholarship to the Royal College of Art, whose principal, William Rothenstein described him as ‘one of the best students of the painting school’ and from where he gained a Travelling Scholarship in 1932. While still in his twenties, he was appointed principal of Horsham School of Art and later became principal of Hasting School of Art.

He was chosen for the ‘Recording Britain’ project, to which he contributed twenty watercolours. He was a close friend of Thomas Hennell and the pair often painted together in the countryside around Hennell’s home at Ridley, near Meopham in Kent.

Lines survived the war and went on to become vice-president of the Royal Watercolour Society.

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