ARTISTS’ OBITUARIES, 2015

Obituaries of artists from, or closely associated with, the British Isles

Ivor AdamsCharles BartlettMoira Beaty Denis BishopWilliam Bowyer John BusbyRoger Cecil Robert ClatworthyRon CostleyAlfred DanielsRay ExworthCatherine FriedMoira GemmillSheila GirlingJames GowanRigby GrahamMichael Graves Martin Honeysett John “Hoppy” Hopkins John Hopwood Albert Irvin Ron Jones Mike KingJack Knox Doug Luke Sargy Mann Steve Mills Richard Morris Cavendish Morton Robin Page Felicity Powell Gwilym PrichardNoreen RiceNicola RussellBrian SewellPeter SisamKatharine Talati Janet Turner Derek Walker Fritz Wegner Marion Whybrow Paul Woodrow

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MIKE KING: Guardian, SJA, Telegraph (top)

2001 Grand National
2001 Grand National

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MARION WHYBROW: Guardian (top)

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PAUL WOODROW: Guardian (top)

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BRIAN SEWELL: Art Newspaper, BBC, Guardian 1, Guardian 2, Telegraph (top)

Photo: David Levenson
Photo: David Levenson

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JAMES GOWAN: Architects’ Journal, Guardian, Telegraph (top)

"Structural feats and forceful geometries. Stirling and Gowan’s Engineering Building represented a shift from the functionalist doctrines of the postwar period." Photograph: Alamy
“Structural feats and forceful geometries. Stirling and Gowan’s Engineering Building represented a shift from the functionalist doctrines of the postwar period.” Photograph: Alamy

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ALFRED DANIELS: Guardian (top)

Lost London Bridge, by Alfred Daniels
Lost London Bridge, by Alfred Daniels

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JOHN BUSBY: Guardian, Scotsman (top)

Gannets by John Busby
Gannets by John Busby

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NOREEN RICE: Independent (top)

"Her works hang in collections from Tokyo to the United Nations in New York"
“Her works hang in collections from Tokyo to the United Nations in New York”

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PETER SISAM: Guardian (top)

"In the late 1950s Peter Sisam gave technical and logistical support in making the first all-African colour feature film, Freedom"
“In the late 1950s Peter Sisam gave technical and logistical support in making the first all-African colour feature film, Freedom”

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GWILYM PRICHARD: BBC Guardian Wales Online (top)

Above Rhostryfan, oil on canvas, 1982. Photograph: Harry Heuser
Above Rhostryfan, oil on canvas, 1982. Photograph: Harry Heuser

INDEPENDENT 22 September 2013

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IVOR ADAMS: Telegraph (top)

Ivor Adams with one of his owl sculptures
Ivor Adams with one of his owl sculptures

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CHARLES BARTLETT: Guardian (top)

Photograph: Emma Mason
Photograph: Emma Mason

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MOIRA BEATY: Guardian (top)

"Moira Beaty signed the Official Secrets Act in 1942 and did not talk about her work at Bletchley Park until the late 1980s. She went on to become a highly regarded artist and teacher"
“Moira Beaty signed the Official Secrets Act in 1942 and did not talk about her work at Bletchley Park until the late 1980s. She went on to become a highly regarded artist and teacher”

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DENIS BISHOP: Independent (top)

"A versatile and flexible illustrator, he had extensive hands-on experience gained from working as creative head of several advertising agencies"
“A versatile and flexible illustrator, he had extensive hands-on experience gained from working as creative head of several advertising agencies”

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WILLIAM BOWYER: Guardian (top)

The Thames, by William Bowyer
The Thames, by William Bowyer

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ROGER CECIL: Guardian (top)

Photograph: Bernard Mitchell
Photograph: Bernard Mitchell

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ROBERT CLATWORTHY: Guardian Telegraph (top)

Robert Clatworthy in 1986 with one of his Horseman and Eagle sculptures. Photograph: Jane Bown
Robert Clatworthy in 1986 with one of his Horseman and Eagle sculptures. Photograph: Jane Bown

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RON COSTLEY: Guardian (top)

Ron Costley applied his penmanship to his Christmas cards, which took familiar quotations or poems and transformed them with elegant hand lettering
“Ron Costley applied his penmanship to his Christmas cards, which took familiar quotations or poems and transformed them with elegant hand lettering”

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RAY EXWORTH: Guardian (top)

Since 1975, Ray Exworth’s works have rarely been seen outside Cornwall, his adopted home. Photograph: Chris Chapman
“Since 1975, Ray Exworth’s works have rarely been seen outside Cornwall, his adopted home.” Photograph: Chris Chapman

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CATHERINE FRIED: Guardian (top)

“Catherine Fried went in 1960 to Paris, where she lived in the famous Beat Hotel on the Rive Gauche.” Photograph: The Guardian

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MOIRA GEMMILL: Guardian Telegraph (top)

Moira Gemmill loved design for its own sake, but also believed that it served a public purpose. Photograph: Graham Jepson/PA
“Moira Gemmill loved design for its own sake, but also believed that it served a public purpose.” Photograph: Graham Jepson/PA

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SHEILA GIRLING: Guardian Independent Telegraph (top)

Beyond a Dream, 1992, by Sheila Girling. Photograph: Bolton and Quinn
Beyond a Dream, 1992, by Sheila Girling. Photograph: Bolton and Quinn

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RIGBY GRAHAM: Guardian Telegraph (top)

Brighton Pier, woodcut, 1988, by Rigby Graham. Courtesy of Goldmark Gallery
Brighton Pier, woodcut, 1988, by Rigby Graham. Courtesy of Goldmark Gallery

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MICHAEL GRAVES: Guardian Independent Telegraph (top)

The Portland Building in Oregon. Photograph: Alamy
The Portland Building in Oregon. Photograph: Alamy

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MARTIN HONEYSETT: Independent Telegraph (top)

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JOHN ‘HOPPY’ HOPKINS: Telegraph (top)

John 'Hoppy' Hopkins in 1968. Photo: Hulton Archive
John ‘Hoppy’ Hopkins in 1968. Photo: Hulton Archive

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JOHN HOPWOOD: Guardian (top)

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ALBERT IRVIN: Guardian Independent Telegraph (top)

Albert Irvin in his studio in 2010. Photograph: Joe Hage/Gimpel Fils
Albert Irvin in his studio in 2010. Photograph: Joe Hage/Gimpel Fils

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RON JONES: Guardian (top)

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JACK KNOX: Guardian (top)

Self-portrait, c. 1986

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DOUG LUKE: Independent (top)

"Luke had his work cut out for him when it came to photographing a live alligator and Lady Penelope together"
“Luke had his work cut out for him when it came to photographing a live alligator and Lady Penelope together”

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SARGY MANN: Guardian Telegraph (top)

Sargy Mann said that the paintings he did after losing his sight were better than his earlier works. Photograph: Cadogan Contemporary
“Sargy Mann said that the paintings he did after losing his sight were better than his earlier works.” Photograph: Cadogan Contemporary

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STEVE MILLS: Guardian (top)

Steve Mills, potter and designer of a simple wood-fired kiln. Photograph: Jo Bowden

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RICHARD MORRIS: Guardian (top)

Richard Morris based his own course on English Gothic architecture around a series of weekly visits to cathedrals and parish churches
“Richard Morris based his own course on English Gothic architecture around a series of weekly visits to cathedrals and parish churches”

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CAVENDISH MORTON: Independent Telegraph (top)

Morton's oil painting 'Estuary View' (Island Fine Arts)
Morton’s oil painting ‘Estuary View’ (Island Fine Arts)

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ROBIN PAGE: Guardian (top)

Robin Page: Protest Song, 1973, "conceived in response to nuclear testing"
Robin Page: Protest Song, 1973, “conceived in response to nuclear testing”

“Ẇ hz hymr nvr rplest sirı̣sṇs az ɖ most rspctbl culčṛl atityd?”

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FELICITY POWELL: Guardian (top)

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NICOLA RUSSELL: Guardian (top)

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KATHARINE TALATI: Guardian (top)

Painting by Katherine Talati of a celestial beauty, 1946
Painting by Katherine Talati of a celestial beauty, 1946

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JANET TURNER: Guardian AJ (top)

The 2000 RIBA Stirling prizewinning Peckham Library by Alsop Architects, with lighting design by Janet Turner. Photograph: Roderick Coyne
The 2000 RIBA Stirling prizewinning Peckham Library by Alsop Architects, with lighting design by Janet Turner. Photograph: Roderick Coyne

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DEREK WALKER: Architects’ Journal Guardian Telegraph (top)

“Derek Walker’s designs for Milton Keynes combined an infrastructure grid with Capability Brown’s pastoral principles.” Photograph: APS/Alamy

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FRITZ WEGNER: Guardian Telegraph (top)

Fritz Wegner’s back cover illustration for André Maurois’s Fattypuffs and Thinifers
Fritz Wegner’s back cover illustration for André Maurois’s Fattypuffs and Thinifers

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