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British painter, printmaker, illustrator, and theatrical designer, born in Dublin. After serving in the Royal Navy, he studied at the *Slade School, 1958–62. His career was launched by an enormously successful exhibition at the Redfern Gallery, London in 1963: the paintings shown were marked by colourful and painterly treatment of the figure in space. His work was varied in subject—including landscapes, townscapes, figure compositions, portraits, and interiors—and was frequently based on his extensive travels.

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