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Claude Harrison (1922–2009)

Yale Center for British Art

Artist, notably in tempera, born in Leyland, Lancashire. He was married to the artist Audrey Johnson in 1947, their son being the potter Tobias Harrison. He was educated at Preston College of Art, 1939–41, Liverpool College of Art, 1941–2, then after Royal Air Force service in India, Burma and China, at Royal College of Art, 1947–50. Harrison was a painter of murals, portraits, conversation pieces and imaginative figure compositions including harlequin-type and masked figures and using a delicate palette.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

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