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Canterbury Cathedral
© the artist's estate. Photo credit: The University of York

Canterbury Cathedral c.1960

Russell Platt (1920–2015)

The University of York

Painter, draughtsman, muralist, printmaker and teacher, born in Wallasey, Cheshire, youngest son of a butcher. He served in the Royal Navy in World War II, then was at Wallasey School of Art, 1946–8, and Royal College of Art, 1948–52, becoming an associate in 1951, when he gained a Silver Medal for Work of Special Distinction and the Research Scholarship for the School of Painting. Platt was awarded the Evelyn Prize by York City Art Gallery in 1956.

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

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