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Reg Andrews, Bread Delivery Man and Retired Carpet Weaver
© the artist. Photo credit: Girton College, University of Cambridge

Reg Andrews, Bread Delivery Man and Retired Carpet Weaver 2000

John Edwards (b.1940)

Girton College, University of Cambridge

Portrait, wildlife and sporting artist who aimed to “continue the traditional methods of naturalistic painting, drawing and sculpture” in his work. He was born in Kidderminster, Worcestershire. Was at Stourbridge Art School, 1953–5, then was a carpet designer, 1955–62. From 1962–3 studied art with Pietro Annigoni in Florence, then was at Royal Academy Schools. Gained four silver and bronze medals and the Elizabeth Greenshields Memorial Foundation Award, 1965–6 and 1968–9. Edwards was made a member of RP in 1970. In 1986 won the World Wildlife Fund Art Award. Among Edwards’ subjects were the politician Margaret Thatcher and the actress Helen Mirren. He showed with Moorland and Malcolm Innes Galleries; Solent Gallery, Lymington; Chesterville Gallery, Kidderminster; RA Summer Exhibitions; SWA; Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, and elsewhere.

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

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