‘Flower Shop Display’
by FRED DUBERY 1926-2011 ARCA, Hon. NEAC.
Oil on board, signed, 14 x 16 inches.
Fred Dubery was a Suffolk artist; called up at just 18, he served as a map maker to the Royal Artillery and after being ‘demobbed’ he continued his art education at Croydon College and then at the Royal College of Art. There he was awarded a painting prize by Francis Bacon - although their styles couldn’t have been more different. Shy and retiring, Fred was a much loved tutor and worked for both the R.C.A. and at the Royal Academy Schools for many years - he became their Professor of Perspective. Although his sense of compositional structure appears effortless throughout it is his love of colour that overwhelms - Fred was a true colourist. He exhibited widely - almost annually at the R.A. and was a stalwart member of the New English Art Club - becoming an elected life member. Recently, a book entitled ‘Two Lives in Colour’ written by Ian Collins, captured the life and times of this quiet painter.
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