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British painter and illustrator. Described in an obituary as an ‘establishment painter par excellence’, he is best known for his portraits of royalty. Born in Hereford, the son of an antiques dealer, he studied at the *Royal College of Art, where his tutors included Barnett *Freedman. After service in the Royal Engineers during the Second World War, he moved to Kent, where he remained for the rest of his life.

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