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Painter, draughtsman and teacher, born in Suffolk. He studied at Ipswich School of Art, 1971–2; Loughborough College of Art, 1972–5; and Slade School of Fine Art, 1975–7. He taught at North Staffordshire Polytechnic; Harlow College, in Essex; Portsmouth, Manchester and North-East London Polytechnics; and Chelsea School of Art. Shave showed in many mixed exhibitions from mid-1970s, including Loughborough University, Ipswich Art Gallery, Thumb Gallery, Aspex Gallery in Portsmouth and Gainsborough’s House, Sudbury. After a solo show at Framlingham Art Gallery in 1974, he showed at North Staffordshire Polytechnic Gallery and Morley Gallery in 1983 and The Minories, Colchester and tour, 1985. He was included in the South Bank Centre’s touring show the Presence of Painting, 1988–9.

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

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