Biography

 

1920

Born Hampstead, London, Educated Eton College

1939-1940

Studied at the Architectural Association and at the Slade School of Fine Art

1948-1983

Lecturer in Painting and Drawing at Goldsmiths College, London

1973-1985

Lecturer in Painting and Drawing at Cambridge College of Art and Technology

1998 

Died Camden Town, London

 

 

One-Man Exhibitions

1943

First one-man show at the Redfern Gallery, London, chosen by Erica Brausen. Five more exhibitions followed in the period between 1944 and 1953

1956

Tooths Gallery, London

1964

The Minories, Colchester

1976

The University of West Virginia, USA

1980

Gallery 10, London

1983, 85

Redfern Gallery, London

1985

Retrospective of Paintings and Watercolours (1943-85) The Minories, Colchester

1985

Chateau Entrecasteaux, Var, France

1991, 99

Galerie Timothy Tew, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

1994

'A Kettle of Fish', Sutton House, National Trust, London

1995

'Four Seasons', Petworth House, National Trust, Sussex

1996

Ryan at Hintlesham Hall, Suffolk

1996

'Dwelling Places', The Brewhouse Gallery, Eton College, Windsor

2000

Redfern Gallery, London

2002

'A Different Kettle of Fish', Penlee Gallery, Penzance, Cornwall

2002

Redfern Gallery, London

2003

'Painting in France', Charleston, Sussex

 

 

Mixed Exhibitions

1948

Third Crypt Exhibition, St. Ives, Cornwall

1953

'Figures in their Setting', Tate Gallery, London

1959

Portraits by Contemporary British Artists', Marlborough Gallery, London

1962

'West Country Artists', Hanover

1977

'Paintings of Cornwall 1945-55', New Arts Centre, London

1985

'St. Ives 1939-1964', Tate Gallery, London

1993, 94, 96

Galerie Timothy Tew, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

1999-2000

'The Far Horizon', Tate Gallery, St. Ives, Cornwall

2004

'Suns and Moons', Falmouth Art Gallery, Cornwall

He showed regularly at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition from 1949 onwards, and his works are in the permanent collections of the Tate Gallery, the Victoria and Albert Museum, The National Galleries of Northern Ireland and New Zealand, and in many principal city galleries in England and overseas.

Official purchases include the Chantry Bequest, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, the Arts Council of Great Britain, the British Council, the Contemporary Art Society, the Nuffield Foundation, the Sainsbury Trust and the Government Art Collection.