AITKEN, Andrew Balfour

1924 - 1989

Of Hammersmith Terrace, Gullane, East Lothian, Scotland when his mother and two children Jean and William John, sailed for Uganda and where Andrew was born on 8 October 1924, son of [?] Aitken and his wife Maude Emily. He studied at Edinburgh College of Art under Leonard Rosoman 1947-1951, being awarded a travelling scholarship and took part in Group exhibitions in Edinburgh. A sub-editor on the 'Sunday Times' and studio artist with Everetts Advertising Ltd and art editor of 'Autocourse' 1968-1982 being head of art at Philip Morant School of Art at Colchester. Using the name 'Balfour' his early work was figurative later being influenced by an association with Amnesty International. He had a solo exhibition at Quay Gallery, Sudbury. He died at Sudbury in 1989.