George Little obituary

By Steve Hurst

George Little, who has died aged 90, was a painter who chronicled the heavy industry of south Wales. His life's work documented the region's decline, the most recent paintings showing the ruins of once vibrant and mighty industries.

George was born in Swansea and spent his childhood in Danygraig, a working-class area close to the city docks. He witnessed the bombing raids between 19 and 21 February 1941 that destroyed the centre of the city. Many years later, he made a series of paintings based on Swansea's “three-night blitz”.

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