'The Magic Eye'

(Cooling Galleries Exhibition of Art by RHS pupils)

The John A. Cooling Galleries in London hosted four art exhibitions of works by Red Hill pupils. The first being in 1946, the last in 1962. The Galleries were forced to close in April 1993 - the director in 1962 was John Hilton Cooling who died in June 1997 at the age of 73. The business was established circa 1903 by his grandfather - John A. Cooling.

courtesy of Peter Snaith

courtesy of Peter Snaith

catalogue courtesy of Ralph Gee / photo courtesy of Lawrence Mills (via John Spiers)

catalogue courtesy of Jeremy Latham / photo courtesy of Lawrence Mills (via John Spiers)

The newspaper article below (supplied by Jeremy Latham) is from the 29th April 1962 edition of the Sunday Times. Game of Chess is by John Skingsley (no. 7 in catalogue), Mother and Child by George Searl (no. 38) and James's Head by Christopher Coker (no. 98).