Painter, mural artist and teacher, born in London. After studying history at Cambridge University and service in the Royal Air Force, Froy was at Slade School of Fine Art, 1949–51, being Gregory Fellow in Painting at University of Leeds, 1951–4. From 1953–8 Froy was artist-consultant to Coventry’s city architect. He also designed murals for the Belgrade Theatre there. From 1953–5 Froy taught engraving at Slade School of Fine Art; taught at Bath Academy of Art, 1954–65; was head of painting at Chelsea School of Art, 1966–72; being professor of fine art at University of Reading, 1972–91, then emeritus. Froy had a solo show at Leicester Galleries in 1961, others following at University of Sussex, Arnolfini Gallery in Bristol, Park Square Gallery in Leeds, and Reading University in 1979.

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

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