Painter, draughtsman and teacher, born in Sutton, Surrey. After Brentwood School and war service, 1944–7, Self was at Wimbledon School of Art, 1947–9, then Royal College of Art, 1949–52, winning a Richards Travelling Scholarship. From 1957 he settled in Suffolk, where he taught at Ipswich School of Art, having in 1955 joined Colin Moss as his assistant in the life drawing class. Selected group exhibitions were Royal College of Art Painting School, at RWS, 1952; East Anglian Painting Competition, 1963, at King Street Gallery, Cambridge, where he was a prize winner; East Anglian Art Today, at Royal Institute Gallery, 1969; and Laing Art Competition, at Mall Galleries, 1989, where he was an East Anglian Regional Prizewinner. Self also showed at RA from 1956 and NEAC from 1988.

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

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