Painter, graphic artist, film maker and teacher, born in Dowlais, Glamorgan. He attended Newport College of Art, 1953–7, Leicester College of Art, 1957–8, and Royal College of Art, 1958–61. From the early 1970s, he was in charge of Taliesin Films, becoming known for experimental films and photographic projects. Showed at Howard Roberts Gallery in Cardiff, McRoberts and Tunnard in London, SWG, Royal National Eisteddfod and abroad. Among his films was a semi-documentary on the poet Idris Davies. CASW bought his oil painting Send Back Your Homing Pigeons, Dai. Indistinct Breath of the Image was a survey of Hughes’s paintings and prints, 1990–06, at Newport Museum and Art Gallery in 2006. Of the exhibition, the gallery wrote: “‘These are disruptive and exciting times’ aptly sums up the most recent work.

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

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