14/04/12

Thomas Hennell

His contemporaries regarded him as a genius. Academics have called him one of the 20th centuries greatest British watercolourists. Some have described him as the English Van Gogh. Thomas Hennell may have been all these things, but he was certainly an enigma and, even now, something of an unknown. Born 1903 in Ridley in north west Kent, Hennell was schooled in Berkshire and went on to study at Regent Street Polytechnic. He worked as an art teacher then became a

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