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British sculptor and painter. He was born near Perth, Scotland, the grandson of Sir Alfred *Gilbert. He studied at the *Slade School of Art in 1929–32. In 1938–9 he was in Paris, where in 1939 he held his first solo exhibition. He spent the war in Ireland after being turned down for military service. There he painted pictures of insects inspired by both the paintings of André *Masson and his readings of the psychoanalyst Jung and the philosopher Nietzsche.

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