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Painter and teacher, born in Askern, Yorkshire, although as a baby he moved to his parents’ birthplace at Abertillery, Monmouthshire. In 1953–7 he attended Newport College of Art, then after two years’ National Service returned to study at Royal College of Art, 1959–62. In 1962–3 a University of London Boise Travelling Scholarship enabled him to paint in Portugal. He returned to teach at Newport College of Art and became a member of 56 Group for many years. Showed extensively, including Young Contemporaries, Café Royal Centenary Exhibition in 1965, Camden Arts Centre, SWG, WAC and International Arts Fairs in Basel and Düsseldorf. Solo shows were at Roland, Browse and Delbanco, Piccadilly Gallery and elsewhere. He was represented in the WAC touring show The Probity of Art, 1980.

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

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