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Peter Folkes was born in 1923 at Beaminster, Dorset. His studies at the West of England College of Art, Bristol (1941–1950) were interrupted by military service during which he served as a draughtsman in the Royal Corps of Signals in North Africa and Europe. In 1952 he was elected an Associate of the Royal West of England Academy and made an Academician seven years later. In 1963 Peter Folkes was awarded a Goldsmiths Travelling Scholarship which enabled him to embark upon an influential period of travelling and painting in the USA.
acrylic on paper
H 55 x W 37.5 cm
acquired, before 1990