Fine Paintings by Gerald Ackerman · Norfolk
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Gerald Ackermann 1876 - 1960
Born on 13th February 1876 at Blackheath, he was the son of art dealer Arthur Ackermann. Educated in New College, Eastbourne. Ackermann went on to study art at the Heatherley's School of Fine Art, Westminster School of Art and later at the Royal Academy Schools. It was here that he won the Creswick prize in 1900. He exhibited 6 paintings at the Royal Academy and at the Royal Institute. Ackermann was a watercolourist whose style was for crisp detail and liquid washes although he favoured large brushes. He exhibited extensively at the R.A., R.I., R.B.A., Walker's Galleries and held one-man shows at the Leicester Galleries and Fine Art Society. Elected a member of the R.I. in 1912, his painting took him all over Britain. However, he had a special affection for Sussex and Norfolk and when he moved to Blakeney, the land and townscapes of this county became the subject of his work. He painted widely in Britain, but after settling in Blakeney in Norfolk he worked extensively in East Anglia. He was a member of the Royal Institute of Watercolour Painters. He died in 1960. He was awarded Landseer Scholarship.