John Ward


John Ward R.A. was born in 1917 and studied at the Royal College of Art. His reputation has led to many prestigious commissions including several from the Royal Family. He was elected to the Royal Academy in 1956 and appointed CBE in 1985.



Art of John Ward RA CBE

Working in his studio over four days, we see John painting a large canvas of fellow artist and friend Gerald Norden, together with a student painter. We then follow him to Rome where he sketches and draws in watercolour amongst the wonderful architecture of the city. From his conversations with Gerald Norden and his many fascinating and amusing stories whilst working, we gain a rare insight into one of Britain's great painters.

Duration: 80 mins