BSoA Show 2016

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Margo Cudden BSoA 1941-45

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Magnificent Geodesic Dome

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80 Croydon Road Annex

A blast from the past.

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Robin Gray New Exhibition

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2015 Dave Inshaw Exhibition

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Reunion

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Book illustrations by Adrian Buckley BSoA 1960-62

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Mollie Russell-Smith 1923 - 2014

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Des Ryan Exhibition

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News from Bill Hughes BSoA 1949-52

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Were you at Wharton Road?

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Sven Berlin

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Book promotion

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George Fry 1929-2014. A most gentle and inspiring teacher BSoA 1958-62

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Contact re. Carole-Ann Chaffey BSoA 1960s

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New Exhibition Robin Gray BSoA 1958-62

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Where are you?

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The Art Schools of Kent: a complete history

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Dave Spiller BSoA 1959-1962 Antwerp Exhibition 2014

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Call for the work of Bernard Cheese BSoA.

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Jasper Dimond 1933-2013.

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Laurence Norris Family

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Harvey Ivor Sklair 1928 - 2013

In everyday life Harvey was an approachable, sympathetic, knowledgeable and entertaining man and these traits were also apparent in his professional life.

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New Exhibition Dave Spiller

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New Exhibition David Inshaw BSoA 1959-62

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Astonishing Account!

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Robin Gray BSoA 1958-62 Poetry

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David Inshaw BSoA 1959-62 New Exhibition

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Growing Up to a Fuller Life

There was a steady, industrious but leisurely hum pervading the place when I stepped inside to have a few words with Mr. John Cole, the principal.

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Peter Norman Dawson

I believe Dawson taught ‘descriptive geometry’ at the Beckenham school of art for six years.

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From David Crowe to June Fraser

June, are you the daughter of Donald Stuart Denholm Fraser?

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In Memory of Tony Parkin 1943 - 2012

“When first I saw the work of A. M. Parkin six or seven years ago, I was struck at the outset by the fact that here was someone using his eyes acutely in his chosen field with obsessive attention.”
Graham Sutherland 1977

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Launch of Doc Weissenborn biography

In Britain, the 40-year-old Weissenborn struggled to find work but was eventually interned for six months on the Isle of Man in 1940.

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George Fry, Teacher BSoA 1960-62

George’s other great legacy was an enduring love of the cinema. He organized and ran a film club one evening a week in the basement of 80 Croydon Road. Here we watched films that were never seen in the local Odeons or Gaumonts.

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Eric Bradbury photo wanted.

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Record visitors to our website January 2012

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"Just You Know Why"

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Who are you?

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Roger Elliot asks, "Class of 1962 - are any of you still out there?"

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Robin Day 1915 - 2010

“To many of us then, design was more than just a profession – we were dedicated, competitive and filled with evangelical zeal.” Robin Day

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Robin Gray exhibition of cave paintings

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Len Scutton at the National Gallery London

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Dave Inshaw talks about Paul Nash

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Forthcoming exhibition Bruce Pennnington BSoA 1960-62

He is the lost artist of his generation and this is his eagerly awaited first exhibition.

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Kass Sculpture

A suitable public display will sought such as a local library or museum.

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Request for information about Doc Wiessenborn

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Information about Barbara Long

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Dave Inshaw appears on BBC Flog It!

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Art from downunder

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Portrait by Laurence Norris

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A Radio Tribute to Kass

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Between Fantasy and Reality

By the early 1970s he had developed an uniquely ‘Inshavian’ style of painting and produced the first of his mature works, with exquisitely-crafted paintings such as The Raven, Our days were a joy and our paths through flowers, a reference to Thomas Hardy, The Badminton Game and She did not turn, winning him critical acclaim and a wide audience.

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A Murder in Brighton

Although the police claimed they had a suspect and that an arrest was imminent, in the end, no one was ever charged with the crime.

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Chas Wethered 1939 - 2011.

Chas was the perpetual art student.

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Appeal for more student's work.

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Forever Young

Beaux Arts 10 Novermber until 11 December 2010

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WANTED!

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Request for information and photos.

Any data or pictures please.

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David Goddard BSoA 1959-1962

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Lucienna Day 1917-2010

A designer whose work had a strong influence on post-war Britain.

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BSoA Archives Update

There, they could form an archives that would meet the educational, historical and artistic credibility it deserves.

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David Spiller BSoA 1959-62 at Beaux Arts.

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Library Day

Those present represented the years from 1941 to 1962.

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See you there!

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Doc Weissenborn Appeal

In the exhibition we are featuring Hellmuth Weissenborn and his art and we would really like to include a photograph of him with his story. We unfortunately do not hold any images of him in our collection and I had wondered if you had any which we could use in the exhibition?

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Help.

I have a painting of T. Brent Malone.

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Robert Juniper BSoA 1943-45

I know Robert regards his time at Beckenham as important to his subsequent career and it would be fascinating to include some comments from anyone who remembers him from that time.

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Wider Exposure

As more requests are coming for this traveling exhibition, it is conceivable that a full scale exhibition of the originals is needed.

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BSoA Traveling Art Display

Examples therefore show that we were taught to draw, master perspective, undertook exercises in colour theory as well as studied the history of art.

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Celebrating Beckenham Artists

On display will be a panel of samples of our own art, craft and design work.

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A New Beckenham School of Art (NBSoA)?

In fact it could be justified in claiming that a NBSoA would constitute a renaissance in art education and so put art back on the tracks after several decades of jokes, sensations and absence of craft.

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Adrian Williams 1944-2008

Adrian was always up to something.

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Great Day Plaque Day 13 July 2008

Much merriment was heard, reminiscences and stories that over the years have gained in exaggeration were exchanged over the next four hours.

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Were you at the Ravensbourne College of Art & Design?

We are looking at holding a Reunion soon.

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Contact Peter Mitchell

So come on all you guys, don’t be shy, strut your egos and lets bring it all up to date.

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Painting Identity

‘Serventus disputes with his fellow physicians’

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Paying for itself

The more people who click on the links without any obligations, the more revenue will be directed to our BSoA fund.

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Student and Teacher Dedications

Tom Freeth’s stain glass windows installed at St George’s Church Beckenham would be a good starter.

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Edgar Iving Nicholson BSoA c1946-50

Edgar started painting during WWII and soon captured scenes that today are invaluable records of the desert war.

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Wow What a Surprise!

Sorry about this missal, but it serves you right for putting the old doorway on view.

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Happy Birthday!

Resounding success of our BSoA website.

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Kass 1913 - 2005

Wolfe Kassemoff, known affectionately to all of as Kass died age 92 at his flat in Beckenham Kent in April 2005.

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'Aunty' Vanda Cutler 1919 - 2006

Tributes have been paid to a well known sculptor and teacher who died at the age of 87.

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Brent Malone MBE 1941 - 2004

R. Brent Malone, MBE — A Beacon – The National Cultural Development Commission deeply mourns the sudden passing of one of its members.

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Kass Book

A Tribute

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Archives

A Permanent Home

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A Site of Historical Importance

A Mark of Respect

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Aggie 1920 - 2005

A great teacher and practitioner.

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Have you been certified?

Unclaimed certificates.

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A Font of Our Own

A font called ‘Beckenham’.

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Jamborree 2005

In July of 2005, Graham Clarke hosted what can only be described as a jamboree to commemorate Kass and his contribution to our education.

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