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Painter, advertising and poster designer, draughtsman and printmaker, born in Oldham, Lancashire, where he was educated at a board school. Was apprenticed as a calico designer in Manchester where for some years he attended the School of Art part-time, getting to know the painter L S Lowry. In London attended evening classes under A S Hartrick at Central School of Arts and Crafts from 1925, in 1928 marrying the artist Margaret Cook and settling in Dulwich, where he continued to live. The 1930s were very active for Fitton, who exhibited at such venues as RA and NEAC; was appointed art director for the C Vernon and Sons advertising agency; had his first one-man show, in 1933, at Arthur Tooth and Sons; and began to teach in that year at Central School.

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


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