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Painter and teacher, born and lived in London. From 1949–53 he studied at Cambridge University, switching from medicine to English, and did a higher diploma in education at Trinity College, Dublin. Taught in schools, then studied at St Martin’s and Chelsea Schools of Art, then Royal College of Art, 1955–61, his teachers including Ceri Richards. He was senior tutor at Royal College of Art, 1987–8. Showed in London regularly from 1964 as well as on continent and North America. He won a gold medal at Florence Biennale in 1973 and was a John Moores Liverpool Exhibition prizewinner in 1980. Exhibited often at Piccadilly Gallery. Later exhibitions included Serpentine Gallery, 1986, and tour, following a retrospective at Rochdale Art Gallery, 1980.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

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