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Roy Turner Durrant (1925-1998)

Painter and Poet. Born in Lavenham, Suffolk. He did war service in the army and then attended Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts, 1948-52, being influenced by Keith Vaughan and John Minton. In 1950s developed from figuration to abstraction. He said that any titles on his pictures were “meant to be interpreted as poetry, to engender a state of mind rather than describe exactly what the particular picture is”. Was a director of the Heffer Gallery, Cambridge, 1963-76. Started exhibiting in 1950. Exhibited with the Free Painters and Sculptors, of which he was a Fellow, and with the New English Art Club and Royal Academy. He also exhibited with Loggia Gallery in the 1970s and 80s and later in the 1990s with Belgrave Gallery. Fine Art Society exhibition in 2008. His work is held in a number of Public Collections notably Tate Gallery, London; Imperial War Museum, London; Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge (8 works). A book was published on the artist in 2011.

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