HASTE, David Bryan

1938 - ?

Born at Ipswich in March 1938, son of Beauford Haste (10 June 1901-1980), co-proprietor of Haste's Garage at Hamilton Road, Felixstowe, and his wife Olwyn née Reynolds (18 August 1903-1991), who married at Marylebone, London in 1927, and the family lived 9 Beatrice Avenue, Felixstowe, where David was raised. Haste left home as a teenager to pursue adventure joining the RAF as an aircrew cadet but after five months resigned and became a and architecture pupil before spending two years National Service with the Royal Norfolk Regiment in Germany. After which he studied art part-time and, while working on British Railways, took the Civil Service Examinations in 1959 and became a Waterguard Officer in HM Customs, serving at different ports/airports within the UK before two and a half years patrolling the Irish border where he associated with Irish artists. In 1964, he hung up his uniform and studied at the Ipswich School of Art 1964-1965, then at St Martins Central School of Art 1965-1968 and the Royal College of Art 1968-1971. Haste went on to become Head of the School of Fine Art at Canterbury College of Art (now the University of the Creative Arts) 1982-1997 having been a tutor at Wimbledon School of Art and a visiting lecturer at several other art colleges and universities. He is the author of 'The Art Schools of Kent: A Complete History' (2014). During his long career as an artist, Haste accrued a considerable amount of work and in 2010 presented a selection 'Modelled Narratives' for his solo exhibition with Curwen Gallery. He has also had solo exhibition at Astoria Theatre, London; Thumb Gallery, London; Deben Art Gallery, Woodbridge; University of Kent; School of Architecture, Canterbury; ‘Etna’, Geological Museum, London;‘Cyprus Elegy’, Gloria Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus; The House of Demetra, Cyprus; ‘The Green Line’, Apocalypse Gallery, Nicosia; The Rectory Gallery, London and elsewhere.

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