John Pawle was born in 1915. He was a sportsman, naval officer, stockbroker and artist. He became captain of cricket at Harrow, later playing for Cambridge University and being awarded a half-Blue for Real Tennis. He served in destroyers during the Second World War, in the Dover Patrol Squadron and later on in North Atlantic convoy duty. He was involved in forays into occupied Norway, France and in the Mediterranean.
John Pawle studied at Westminster School of Art before the outbreak of war. After the war he became a partner in a firm of stockbrokers in the City of London.
When he retired, in 1979, he devoted himself to art. He was able to concentrate on painting and brought to his work the same sureness and warmth he brought to the cricket field.
Thereafter he had over twenty highly successful London exhibitions and one-man shows. He sold an extraordinarily high volume of works to collectors worldwide.
His work now represents great value and continues to increase in popularity.