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River Loing at Night
© estate of Adrian Ryan. Photo credit: Government Art Collection

River Loing at Night 1948

Adrian Ryan (1920–1998)

Government Art Collection

Painter and teacher, born in London, son of the landscape and portrait artist Vivian D Ryan. Adrian Ryan studied at Architectural Association, 1938–9, and Slade School of Fine Art, 1939–40. He taught at Goldsmiths’ College School of Art, 1948–83. Over the years he painted in a variety of places, including Cornwall, France and Suffolk, being latterly based in London and Suffolk. As well as appearing in various mixed shows, including LG and RA, he had a number of one-man shows, starting with the first of a series at Redfern Gallery in 1943.

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


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