St. Paul’s After the Blitz


I have a print of a watercolor I’ve long admired by British painter Jack Merriot hanging in my studio. He painted it in 1948, depicting St Paul’s Cathedral after the German Blitz during WWII. In 2000 I visited London and stood on that same spot to paint St Paul’s as it appeared then. To my surprise, little had changed since Merriot’s painting in 1948, much of the rubble from WWII was still there. Later that same year, construction began on Paternoster Square and the area has been transformed. I made it just in time to see the view as Merriot had seen it.

Watercolor Prints available.