James Noble (1919-1989
Middlesex-born flower painter who studied at the Grosvenor School of Modern Art and at the Regent Street Polytechnic. During the war he made drawings of army life and charcoal portraits of his colleagues.
After WW2 he moved from an impressionistic style to the traditional and richly coloured style for which his flower paintings are known, inspired by Dutch Old Master flower paintings. His rose pictures are the most well known of his works. His work was sold in many prestigious galleries, and he finally settled in Norwich.