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.
I believe Dawson taught ‘descriptive geometry’ at the Beckenham school of art for six years.
June, are you the daughter of Donald Stuart Denholm Fraser?
“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
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.
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.
“To many of us then, design was more than just a profession – we were dedicated, competitive and filled with evangelical zeal.” Robin Day
He is the lost artist of his generation and this is his eagerly awaited first exhibition.
A suitable public display will sought such as a local library or museum.
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.
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.
Chas was the perpetual art student.
Beaux Arts 10 Novermber until 11 December 2010
Any data or pictures please.