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Roy Turner Durrant

(Lavenham, Suffolk 1925-1998)


A Kiss, c. 1950s


mixed media drawing on paper

20 x 13 cm.


Provenance

John Stevens Fine Art, Hadleigh, Suffolk;

Private collection, UK.


Durrant left school at fourteen and worked in a local electrical shop before joining the Suffolk Regiment for the War, after which he won a place at Camberwell College of Art where he was taught by Keith Vaughan and Michael Rothenstein among others. During this time he was represented at the Archer Gallery, Kensington. His focus was on abstraction in a variety of media and his self-portrait from 1953 now in the collection of Tate Britain has resonance with the present work.

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