Painter, designer, teacher and writer, born in Birmingham. He studied at James Graham Teachers’ Training College, Leeds, 1959–61, in the latter year having his first solo show at Portal Gallery. In 1961 also he showed in John Moores, Liverpool, Exhibition, the first of several appearances. For three years in the early 1960s Hughes taught in Leeds schools before becoming senior lecturer in painting and drawing at Leeds College of Art, 1964–9. After a year studying art education at London University Hughes taught for four years at Chelsea and Wolverhampton Schools of Art from 1970. In that year he had a one-man show at Angela Flowers Gallery, the first of many there. Later one-man exhibitions included, all in 2001: Properspective, Flowers East; Park Ryu Sook Gallery, Seoul, South Korea; Flowers Central; Louis K Meisel, New York, America; and Hyperspective, Flowers West, Santa Monica, California; and in 2002 Riperspective at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.

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

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