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(b Selsey, Sussex, 23 Aug. 1912; d London, 4 Nov. 1977). British painter, draughtsman, designer, and writer. In the 1940s, with his friend John Minton, he was one of the leading exponents of Neo-Romanticism, characteristic works of this time being coloured drawings of moonlit houses. His later work, in which he concentrated on his favourite theme of the male nude in a landscape setting, became grander and more simplified, moving towards abstraction (Leaping Figure, 1951, Tate, London).

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