BERNARD MYERS (1925-2007)
signed with initials BM (lower left)
oil on paper, unframed
image: 52 x 73 cm (20 1/2 x 28 3/4 in)
sheet: 55 x 75 cm (21 1/2 x 29 1/2 in)
This work is number 0622 in the Bernard Myers Archive
Designed in the 1930s by Giles Gilbert Scott, the elegant modernist four span bridge connects the South Bank with the Embankment. It replaced the distinctive nine arch original opened in 1817 and immortalised in the work of John Constable and Claude Monet, amongst other painters. Engineered by Rendel Palmer and Tritton and built by Peter Lind & Co., new Waterloo Bridge opened in 1942. It was the only London bridge to suffer bomb damage during the Second World War.
Myers' became the RCA's first Professor of Industrial Design, setting up the foundation course combining industrial design with engineering in conjunction with neighbouring Imperial College in 1961. Myers' keen interest in what he taught appears again and again in his paintings, notably in his recurring fascination with bridges.
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