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British painter, sculptor, draughtsman, and film-maker, one of the founders of British *Minimalism. He was born in Brentford in Middlesex, leaving school at fifteen to take up an apprenticeship as an architectural designer. When he finished his National Service in 1954 he earned his living as a carpenter, taking up in 1957 the watercolour painting he had learnt as a child from his grandmother. He moved to St Ives where in 1959 he made his first ‘field’ drawings and paintings.

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