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Sculptor, painter and teacher, born in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, who studied in the studio of his uncle Harry Bates, also with John M Swan. Taught at London County Council’s Technical Institute. In 1925 Harding moved to Northern Ireland, where he settled at Holywood, County Down, and worked for many years on Belfast Cathedral. He was a member of RBS, RHA, RUA of which he was president and of the Society of Animal Painters. Harding also showed at RA, Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool, Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts and elsewhere. Ulster Museum, Belfast, holds his work.

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

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