Maurice de Sausmarez (2)

I have been kindly given a copy of the catalogue of the exhibition of the work of Maurice de Sausmarez ARA which is currently on at the University Gallery at Leeds, together with the book of his writings, On Artists and their Making.   It has taught me a lot about him:  that he was born in Sydney and his father was eaten by a shark;  educated at Christ’s Hospital and the Royal College of Art;  a friend of Peggy Angus;  he established the teaching of Fine Art in Leeds University at a time when art history was only taught at the Courtauld and Glasgow;  became Principal of Hornsey School of Art in 1959 and of the Byam Shaw in 1962;  an ARA in 1964, he died in 1969 aged only 54.   He did a lot in a short life.

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