Painter and teacher, born in Theydon Bois, Essex. Studied under Maurice Feild at the Downs School, Colwall, and attended Bryanston, where he continued to paint. Was at Edinburgh College of Art, 1946–7, then Camberwell School of Art, 1948–50, and was Rome Prize winner 1950. Having been taught by Victor Pasmore and Claude Rogers at Camberwell, Fry was a natural participant in the 1948 Wakefield City Art Gallery Euston Road Group show. He became member of teaching staff at Bath Academy of Art in 1954, joining Camberwell two years later. Had first one-man show at St George’s Gallery in 1954 and in New York at Durlacher Bros in 1961, later ones including Browse & Darby Gallery, 1999 and 2002. Also showed at LG of which he was a member, ICA, RWA and elsewhere.

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

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