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Our Giclée prints are printed using archival quality Hahnemühle Photo Rag 308gsm, by Fine Art Trade Guild approved printers, using approved inks and papers to the standards the Guild have in place - the prints can last over 100 years.


Veteran: George Bemand, 2019 - Limited edition prints available - 25 copies only.

Original: Linen Canvas, 60cm x 70cm

WW1 Veteran: George Bemand, 2019. JACooke

  • Jamaican born George Bemand, was promoted to Officer in the Royal Field Artillery in 1915 while serving Britain in WW1. Possibly the first on record,  Jamaican born Bemand had to lie about his Black ancestry to become an Officer. Bemand, became a 2nd lieutenant in the Royal Field Artillery. Bemand and family migrated to Britain from Jamaica in 1907. The son of a White English father and Black Jamaican mother, he was categorised as “African-Black”. When asked if he was “of pure European descent”, Bemand said yes. His answer was accepted. 

    Original oil painting. 60cm x 70cm. Medium: Oil on canvas. 

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