John Bates Noel (ex 1893-1909)
He was born into a highly artistic family at Malvern in Worcestershire. He painted in the style of his fellow Birmingham School followers, Joseph Thors and William Henry Mander. His composition is informal and his brushwork is fluid and loose, conveying a wonderful sense of movement. Like Joseph Thors, his landscapes often incorporated elements of interest such as country dwellings, farm houses, farmyard animals and informal figure groups. He exhibited his work in London and the provinces between 1893 and 1909.