Still life painter, born in London, who studied at Hammersmith College of Art and at the Central School of Arts and Crafts. In the 1920s he worked in advertising for Publicity Arts Ltd, going freelance in 1927, and did poster work for Shell. About 40 years later he started devoting his talent to producing meticulous trompe l’oeil pictures of uncanny realism. He showed at the RA Summer Exhibition until 1967, Furneaux Gallery, Harris Art Gallery in Preston, Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts and Chelsea Art Club. E Stacy-Marks Ltd, Eastbourne, included Harrison’s Six Plates, Two Pots and a China Horse in its 1989 Centenary Exhibition. He is sometimes referred to just as Clifford Harrison. Lived for a time at Weybridge, Surrey.

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

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