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Palfree's Yard, Sadler Gate, Derby
© the artist's estate. Photo credit: Derby Museums

Palfree's Yard, Sadler Gate, Derby 1928

Frank Sherwin (1896–1986)

Derby Museums
Painter in oil and watercolour, born in Derby where he studied at the School of Art, later attending Heatherley’s Art School, under Henry Massey, in 1920. Sherwin, a rather military figure, became a member of RI in 1950 and RSMA in 1967, last exhibiting there in 1981. He also showed at RA and elsewhere, the public gallery in Derby holding his work. Sherwin was widely reproduced by Frost & Reed Ltd, British Railways and the Medici Society. He published articles in The Artist magazine and lived in Cookham, Berkshire.

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


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