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Roy Anthony Nockolds (1911-1929)

Biography of motor racing artist Roy Anthony Nockolds (1911-1929)

Roy Anthony Nockolds (1911-1979), an artist primarily of motor sport, was born in London in 1911.

Nockolds, who was self-taught, started to sketch motor racing after a visit to Brooklands in 1924, later making contributions to Autocar, Motorsport and Motor.

As a war artist for the Ministry of Defence, Nockolds produced numerous drawings and a camouflage design for the Mosquito. Noted for his paintings of aircraft, Nockolds possessed the ability to memorise shapes, stating he could look out of a plane window at a cloud and memorise the formation for his painting back in the studio.

Nockolds is most remembered for his motor racing works, but he was also an accomplished artist of sporting prints and gun dogs.

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