Stained glass artist, muralist and teacher, born in Kinson, Dorset. He was early immersed in the life of Poole Harbour, working in Bolson’s shipyard and on the local paddle steamers. After National Service in the Royal Air Force, in which he was briefly involved in the Berlin Airlift to break the Soviet blockade of 1948–9, Hollaway was encouraged at Bournemouth College of Art by Frederic E Courtney, a lifelong friend and mentor. In 1953 Hollaway won a County Scholarship and entered the Royal College of Art as a Royal Scholar, where he took up stained glass and mural painting, developing a forceful, modern style. In 1957 he started A H Associates, soon becoming consultant to the architects’ division of Greater London Council’s housing division until it closed in 1968.

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

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