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Trewin Copplestone (Born 1921)

Painter. Relief maker. Designer. Lecturer. Broadcaster. Writer. Born Dartmouth, Devon. Studied at Nottingham College of Arts and Crafts and Goldsmiths’ College School of Art. He started as a painter and joined the Free Painters exhibiting with them at Galerie Creuze, Paris in 1955. He had his first solo exhibition at the Matthiesen Gallery, London in 1957. In an increasingly diverse career he designed the fibreglass Bull Forms for the Bull Ring Shopping Centre, Birmingham, 1963 and a mural for Carlisle Civic centre, 1965.  Taught mural painting at Hammersmith College of Art; was editorial Director and later Director of Publishing for the Hamlyn Group; broadcast on television, including London Weekend Television Art for All; and wrote and edited art books.

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