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Painter and teacher, born in London. He attended Sutton and Cheam School of Art, 1950–54, then after National Service in Germany, 1954–6, was at Slade School of Fine Art, 1956–60, the final year being postgraduate studies. Setch then went on to teach, at Leicester College of Art, 1960–4; was organising tutor at Barry Summer School, 1963–9; and from 1964 was senior lecturer in painting at South Glamorgan Institute of Higher Education, Cardiff. Among Setch’s other appointments was as visiting lecturer at Emily Carr College of Art, Vancouver, Canada, 1981; artist-in-residence at Victorian College of Art, Melbourne, Australia, 1983; and in 1987 he was elected to the faculty of British School in Rome. Setch also did extensive work as an external assessor and examiner for degree courses.

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

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