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British painter, teacher, and writer on art, born at Beaulieu, France. He studied at the Brussels Academy, 1938–40, and then, after army service in the Second World War, at the *Slade School. After working in Canada and the USA, 1948–51, he was in charge of planning and production of art programmes at BBC Television, 1951–3. Subsequently he taught at several art schools, notably the *Royal College of Art, where he was professor of painting, 1973–86.

Text Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)