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Sir Charles Grant Robertson (1869–1948), Historian
© the artist's estate. Photo credit: National Galleries of Scotland

Sir Charles Grant Robertson (1869–1948), Historian 1941

Meredith Frampton (1894–1984)

National Galleries of Scotland

Painter and etcher, born in London, full name George Vernon Meredith Frampton. He was the son of Sir George Frampton, sculptor of Peter Pan, his mother being the artist Christabel Cockerell. Meredith Frampton attended Westminster School, had additional art tuition, then after some months in Geneva learning French enrolled at St John’s Wood Art School. From 1912–15 and in later years during some evenings he studied at Royal Academy Schools, winning a first prize and a silver medal. After World War I Army service Frampton began his professional career. He was already a member of the Art Workers’ Guild. From 1920–45 he showed at RA, being elected RA in 1942 but retiring in 1953. By the end of World War II he had found that his eyesight was insufficient for the type of detailed work he did.

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


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