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1908 Born in Chelsham, Surrey
1923-27 Educated at Harrow, where he studied painting.
1927-32 Moved to London where he attended evening classes at Central School of Art while working for London County Council. Associated with London avant-garde and was introduced to the School of Paris
1932 Elected to London Artists’ Association
1934 Elected member of London Group
1938 Became full-time painting teacher at Euston Road School
1942-47 Moved to Chiswick, then to Hammersmith where made a series
of riverside paintings
1943 Appointed teacher at Camberwell School of Art after Euston Road School
1947-51 Moved to Blackheath. His painting became influenced by Mondrian, Paul Klee and Ben Nicholson
1949 Left Camberwell to join faculty at Central School of Art
1951 Began developing relief painting techniques
1954 Left Central School and became Director of Painting at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. Appointed Consulting Director of Urban Design for the South West Area, Peterlee New Town in County Durham
1961 Left Univeristy of Newcastle to concentrate on his own work. Began exhibiting with Marlborough Gallery in London
1965 Joined Gallery Lorenzelli, Milan
1966 Acquired house and studio in Malta
1971 Began experimenting with large scale prints on at the 2RC workshop in Rome

Selected One-Man Shows

1932 Association’s Cooling Gallery in Bond Street
1939 Wildenstein Gallery, Bond Street
1947 November-December – Redfern Gallery
1955 Retrospective exhibition 1926-54 at Arts Council Gallery, Cambridge
1960 Represents Britain at XXX Venice Biennale. Exhibition tours to Paris, Brussels,
Amsterdam, Bochum, Belgrade, Oslo and Copenhagen
1962 Retrospective exhibition at Kestner Gesellschaft, Hanover
1963-64 Tate Gallery, London
1965 Represents Britain at VIII Sao Paulo Biennal. Exhibition tours South America
Retrospective exhibition at Tate Gallery, London
1967 Marlborough Gerson Gallery, New York
Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester University
1970 Exhibition at Malta Society of Arts, Valletta
1973 Marlborough Gallery, Zurich
Villiers Pty., Australia
1974 Galleria 2RC, Rome
Marlborough Galleria d’Arte, Rome
1975 Museum of Fine Arts, Valletta, Malta
1976 Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg
1978 Mus6e des Beaux Arts, Chaux de Fonds, Switzerland
Gentofte Radhus, Copenhagen
Graphics exhibition at Galleria 2RC, Rome and Milan
1980 Arts Council retrospective exhibition tours Britain
1981 Graphics exhibition at Amano Gallery, Osaka, Japan
1982 Graphics exhibition at Galleria 2RC, Rome and Milan
Galerie Corinthia, Klagenfurt, Austria
1982 Panova Gallery, Toronto
1986 Graphics exhibition at Galleria 2RC, Rome and Milan
1988-89 Retrospective exhibition at Yale Centre for British Art and Phillips Collection,
1988-89 Marlborough Gallery, New York & London
1990 Marlborough Gallery, Tokyo
Retrospective exhibition at Centre for International Contemporary Arts, New
1991 Retrospective exhibition at Serpentine Gallery, London
Marlborough Gallery, London
1992 & 1995 Marlborough Fine Art, London
1999 Marlborough Fine Art, London. Memorial Retrospective Exhibition
2004 Marlborough Fine Art, London. Constructions and Early Prints

Prizes and Awards

1959 Awarded C.B.E.
1963-66 Trustee of Tate Gallery
1964 Awarded Carnegie Prize for Painting at Pitsburgh International
1969 Honorary degree of Doctor of Letters awarded by University of Surrey
1972 Gold Medal at Frederikstad International Graphics Biennial, Norway
1982 Made Companion of Honour
1983 Elected Royal Academician
1985 Honorary doctorates from Royal College of Art, London, and University of Warwick


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