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Artist and teacher, born in Preston, Lancashire, who studied at Manchester College of Art, 1965–6, Liverpool College of Art, 1967–70, Royal College of Art, 1970–3 and Cardiff College of Art, 1973–4. He went on to be head of visual art at the University of Glamorgan. Among awards were a Gold Medal for Painting, Stowells Trophy Competition, 1972, the year he won a Royal College of Art Travelling Scholarship to Paris; also gained a John Minton Memorial Scholarship, 1983. Illustrated covers of several volumes of poems by Tony Curtis and Leslie Norris. Mixed shows included Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, 1969; National Portrait Gallery, 1983; Hill Court Gallery, Abergavenny, from 1986; and Cardiff Arts Festival, 1988. Later solo shows included retrospective at Washington Gallery, Penarth, 1999.

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

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