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John Powell (1911-2003)

Artist in oil, watercolour and pastel, and teacher, born in Nottingham. After six years apprenticed as a lithographic artist Powell left industry and studied at Nottingham College of Art, 1932-5, then Royal College of Art, 1935-9, under Gilbert Spencer. He taught at Sutton and Cheam School of Art, then at Manchester Regional College of Art, as head of foundation studies; Nottingham as head of fine art; then Portsmouth College of Art as principal. Powell took part in numerous mixed and group exhibitions, including RA, Victoria & Albert Museum, Whitechapel Art Gallery, National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, Archer Gallery and elsewhere. Had solo shows at New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, in 1981, and Bosham Walk Art Gallery, Bosham, 1990. Bristol Education Authority holds his picture Harbour, Tenby, and Manchester Education Authority Fair at Twilight and Child at Breakfast. Lived in Fishbourne, Sussex.

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