Ken Messer

Born in 1931 in Newport Monmouth, he was educated at the City of Oxford School. On leaving school he went into accountancy, leaving it after 6 years to fly all over the world with BOAC. A motor accident cut short his flying career and at the age of thirty-three he joined Pergamon Press in their design department, after six years he became studio manager, in charge of Art and Design. In 1974 he left publishing to freelance as a graphic designer and painting watercolors started to take up more of his time.

He has since won prizes in three conservative biennial Saunders “Artists in Watercolour” international competitions and in the Artist Magazine watercolour competition.

Five publishers have published prints of his work and he has had work hung in The Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolors annual open exhibitions at The Mall Galleries.


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