David Mead (1906-1986) was born in London, but grew up in Whitsable in Kent. His neighbour as a child was the famous landscape artist Daniel Sherinn who encourage him to paint. He completed his first landscape aged nine years old. His passion for depicting the English countryside never wanted. In Second WWII her served in the RAF and he left his post war local government position to became a full time professional artist. In 1946 he was made a fellow of the Central Institute of Art & Design.
He was a largely self taught artist who drew influence from the works of the great English Landscape artist Constable and the famous French landscape painter Camille Corot.One of his picture was on loan to the National Gallery between 1942-1944, and columns appeared in the press concerning his work.Mead did not court publicity and did not exhibit. His works were not widely available for sale other than one select dealer in Canada.
The painting is a impressionistic landscape with cottage on a countryside. Signed lower right "DAVID MEAD" by brown paint. Framed in a wooden, stucco frame with gilding.
This painting was donated to FARA Pimlico