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British painter, sculptor, and printmaker, born in London. After working as a carpenter and cabinet-maker, 1944–6, and serving with the RAF, 1946–9, he studied at *St Martin's School of Art, 1949–52, and at the *Royal College of Art, 1952–5. He won the Rome Prize in 1955 and spent three years in Italy and Spain, then taught at St Martin's, 1958–63 (he has also been guest lecturer at various universities in Britain and abroad).

Text Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)