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Fred Cuming

Frederick Cuming (1930-2022)
Yellow kettle and fruit
Oil on board,
15 x 19½ inches

Provenance: Private Collection

£3,750 (inclusive of ARR and UK delivery)


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A most appealing still life; the wonderful array of colours of the fruit set off by the yellow kettle.

Frederick Cuming NEAC,  RA,  DLitt Hon,  RBA trained at Sidcup School of Art and then at the Royal College of Art, before being awarded the Abbey Travel Scholarship to visit Italy. He was elected an Associate Member of the Royal Academy in 1964 and a full member ten years later. Fred exhibited widely and won many awards. His work features in many public and private collections including Monte Carlo Museum, Royal Academy of Arts, Department of the Environment, Guinness Collection, Lloyds of London, WHSmith, London Weekend Television, Cheltenham and Gloucester and the London Tourist Board.

Fred devoted his life to expressing the fleeting impressions of his surroundings, often painting the South Coast of England around Hastings and Rye where he lived. He also painted regularly in Italy. Fred attributed his love of landscape to his first experiences when an evacuee in the Blitz: its beauty and drama was such a stark contrast to urban London.


Source: New English Art Club website

Examples of his work can be seen on the ArtUK website.

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