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Gerald Spencer Pryse

Full name: Gerald Eric Spencer Pryse
Gender: Male
Born: 1882 in Sinderland, Cheshire West and Chester, Great Britain
Died: November 28, 1956 in Stourton, Staffordshire, Great Britain
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Art Competitions

Biography

Welsh watercolorist, printmaker and poster designer Gerald Spencer Pryse took part in the 1928 Amsterdam Art competitions, in Los Angeles in 1932 he received an Honorable Mention in the category Paintings, Drawings and Watercolors. The work was named Greyhound Course. Pryse was a soldier in World War I and later became a war artist. As a youngster he was educated privately before going on to study in London and Paris, and was then a founding member of the journal The Neolith, and worked for the magazines Punch, the Strand Magazine and The Graphic.

He first exhibited his work at the Venice International Exhibition in 1907. During World War I Pryse served as an officer with the King’s Royal Rifle Corps, and was awarded the MC, mentioned in dispatches, and was twice wounded. When there was a lull in hostilities he captured life in the trenches in watercolour drawings. He also designed a number of posters including several published by Frank Pick for the Underground Electric Railway in London, as well as for the Labour Party, The British Red Cross, and for the Empire Marketing Board after being commissioned for the 1924 British Empire Exhibition to provide a series of lithographs highlighting the diversity of life in the Empire. One of his daughters, Tessa Spencer Pryse, became a well-known landscape painter, against her father’s wishes.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer Amsterdam Art Competitions Mixed Painting, Graphic Arts Great Britain GBR AC
1928 Summer Amsterdam Art Competitions Mixed Painting, Graphic Arts Great Britain GBR AC
1928 Summer Amsterdam Art Competitions Mixed Painting, Paintings Great Britain GBR AC
1932 Summer Los Angeles Art Competitions Mixed Painting, Graphic Arts Great Britain GBR HM
1932 Summer Los Angeles Art Competitions Mixed Painting, Unknown Event Great Britain GBR AC
1932 Summer Los Angeles Art Competitions Mixed Painting, Unknown Event Great Britain GBR AC

Mixed Painting, Graphic Arts

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1928 Summer Amsterdam Art Competitions Great Britain Final Standings AC Courses de Lévriers
1928 Summer Amsterdam Art Competitions Great Britain Final Standings AC Chasse à l'ours
1932 Summer Los Angeles Art Competitions Great Britain Final Standings HM Greyhound Coursing

Mixed Painting, Paintings

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1928 Summer Amsterdam Art Competitions Great Britain Final Standings AC Courses de Lévriers

Mixed Painting, Unknown Event

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1932 Summer Los Angeles Art Competitions Great Britain Final Standings AC Otter Hunting
1932 Summer Los Angeles Art Competitions Great Britain Final Standings AC The Knock Out
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