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Painter, printmaker and teacher, born in Poole, Dorset, father of the artist and photographer Jacob Sutton, with whom he shared a show at Berkeley Square Gallery, 1999. He was brought up in London’s East End, left school at 14, worked in a drawing office for three years and did his National Service during the Berlin Airlift. Studied at Slade School of Fine Art, 1948–53, where he won the Summer Composition Prize, travelling to Spain, France and Italy on scholarships. Had a first one-man show in 1956, one of many, at Roland, Browse and Delbanco, the year he was elected a member of the LG. Won a special award at John Moores Liverpool Exhibition in 1957 and second prize six years later. Taught at the Slade, 1954–63, then travelled for a year to Australia and Fiji to paint.

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

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