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Painter and teacher, born in St Quentin de Baron, Gironde, France, cousin of the artist Edward Le Bas. He worked in enamel paint. Studied at Regent Street Polytechnic School of Art, 1948–51. From 1952–66 taught art at various schools, 1968–77 lecturing at King Alfred’s College. Was made a member of RBA in 1953, then NEAC in 1955, but both lapsed. Showed with Young Contemporaries, 1950; RA for many years; RBA 1952–60; Walker’s Galleries between 1953–7; RP 1953; NEAC 1955–60; Some Young Painters, Camberwell, 1956; and Pictures for Schools, Camberwell, 1965. Solo shows included Heffer Gallery, Cambridge, 1955–7; Trafford Gallery, 1956 and 1958; Piccadilly Gallery, 1960; and Portal Gallery from 1965. HM Government, Methodist Church and a number of private collections with theatrical connections held his work.

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


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