RUST, Graham Redgrave

1942 - ?

Graham Rust

Born at Hatfield, Hertfordshire on 17 February 1942, son of Frederick Charles J. Redgrave-Rust (19 December 1906-1969), a bank security clerk, and his wife Elsie Julia née Childs (24 June 1910-1983), who married at Edmonton, London in 1937 and in 1939 were living at Kingsmead, Cuffley, Hatfield. Graham studied at the Regent Street Polytechnic Art School 1958-1960 under Lawrence Gowing (1918-1991) and Norman Blamey (1914-2000), afterwards studied at the Central School of Arts and Crafts 1960-1961 and the National Academy of Art, New York 1962. Artist in residence, Woodberry Forest School, Virginia 1967-1968 and was president, First International Festival of Trompe L'Oeil, Lodi, Italy 2003. Mural, botanical and landscape painter, illustrator, writer and lecturer he exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition from 1965; The Hunt Institute, Philadelphia and The Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, Washington and by 2003 had had 28 solo exhibitions. As well as illustrating books by Frances Hodgson Burnett and Vita Sackville-West he also illustrated his own 'The Painted House' (1988), 'Decorative Designs' (1996), 'Needle Point Designs' (1998) and 'The Painted Ceiling' (2001). He lived at The Old Rectory, Somerton, near Sudbury, Suffolk.




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