Timeline

1921
born in Stockport
1935
Left school to become an apprentice to a decorator
1939–1945
Served with the British Forces
1950
Worked for Julian Frank
1978
Died in Gloucestershire
Collections
Arts Council
Nuffield Foundation
Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
City Art Gallery, Manchester
Coventry Art Gallery
Plymouth Art Gallery
Huddersfield Art Gallery
Balliol College, Oxford
Glasgow Museum and Art Gallery

Exhibitions

1991
Solo Exhibition Crane Gallery, Manchester (solo)
1985
Tate Gallery, ‘St Ives 1939-64’
1985
Stoke on Trent City Art Gallery, ’The Flower Show’
1984
Solo Exhibition Crane Gallery, Manchester (solo)
1983
Hayward Gallery, London
1978
Solo Exhibition Crane Gallery, Manchester (solo)
1972
Stockport Museum and Art Gallery
1972
Solo Exhibition Crane Gallery, Manchester (solo)
1967–1971
‘Modern British Paintings’, Crane Kalman Gallery, London
1968
‘Painting 64-67’, Arts Council
1968
Solo Exhibition Crane Gallery, Manchester (solo)
1968
Curlew Gallery, Southport
1967
Magdalene Street Gallery, Cambridge
1965
Solo Exhibition Crane Gallery, Manchester
1965
‘Artists in Cornwall’, Leicester Museum and Art Gallery
1965
‘4 Literary Painters’, Crane Kalman Gallery, London
1965
‘Art in Industry’, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
1964
Osborn Gallery, New York
1963–1964
‘The Englishness of English Painting’, Andrew Dickson White Museum, Cornell University, New York
1963
‘Malerei der Gegenwart aus Sudwestengland’, Hanover
1963
John Moores Exhibition, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
1962
Solo Exhibition Crane Gallery, Manchester (solo)
1961
‘Spring Exhibition’, Bradford Art Gallery
1960
‘Mood of the North’, Crane Kalman Gallery, London
1957
Solo Exhibition Crane Gallery, Manchester (solo)
1956
Prospect Gallery, London
1955
Solo Exhibition Crane Gallery, Manchester (solo)
1955
Lancashire Society of Artists 1955, ‘Northern Artists’, Arts Council Exhibition, Manchester and travelled
1952
Solo Exhibition Crane Gallery, Manchester (solo)
1951
‘Artists of Fame and Promise (part III), Leicester Galleries
1950
Solo Exhibition Crane Gallery, Manchester (solo)

Public Collections

Arts Council
Nuffield Foundation
Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
City Art Gallery, Manchester
Coventry Art Gallery
Plymouth Art Gallery
Huddersfield Art Gallery
Balliol College, Oxford
Glasgow Museum and Art Gallery

Literature

‘A Northern School’, Redcliffe Press, 1989
John Berger, ‘The New Statesman and Nation’, June 2, 1956
Stephen Bone, The Guardian, October 21, 1957
Eric Newton, ‘Everyday Art’, The Guardian, December 14th 1961
Keith Sutton, ‘The Listener’, December 28, 1961
Rober Wraight, ‘Lowndes v. Lowry’, The Tatler, January 3, 1962
Illustrated London News, December 21, 1963
Lawrence Campell, Art News, New York, April, 1964
Bruce Laughton, The Arts Review, Decemeber 25, 1965
Terence Mullaly, ‘Shrewd and Witty Pictures at Alan Lowndes Show’, The Daily Telegraph, December 29th 1965
Nigel Gosling, The Observer, May 14, 1972