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Ahab, Twisting and Turning
© the artist's estate. Photo credit: Cornwall Council

Ahab, Twisting and Turning 1964

Francis Hewlett (1930–2012)

Cornwall Council

Painter, ceramic sculptor and teacher, born in Bristol. He studied painting and etching at West of England College of Art there, 1948–52; was at École des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 1953; studied at Slade School of Fine Art, 1953–5, and worked for a time with William Coldstream and Claude Rogers. He was head of painting at Falmouth School of Art, 1960–81, settling in the Cornish town after moving to the county in 1957.

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


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