Artist: Fred Dubery. (British 1926-2007)
Title: Window Display II
Date: Circa late 50's early 1960's
Medium: Oil on board.
Size: 52cm x 65cm
Details: Signed bottom right. Artists estate stamp verso
Fred Dubery (1926-2011) Oil on board. Mid century British painter
- 'Two Lives in Colour. Fred Dubery & Joanne Brogden' page 97
- By Ian Collins
- Unicorn 2019
A late 50’s study by Fred Dubery (1926-2011) of a view from what looks to be a studio by the estuary, through the window. The painting is executed on board and finished with an artists made frame.
Fred Dubery (1926-2011) Painter and teacher, a native of Suffolk where much of his work was painted. Intimate, beautiful paintings of domestic and rural observations. He studied at Croydon School of Art, 1949-50 and at the Royal College of Art 1950-3. From 1964 he taught for many years at the Royal Academy, being appointed professor of perspective in 1984. From 1950 was a regular RA exhibitor, also showing at NEAC, Leicester Galleries and Roland, Browse & Delbanco. Solo shows at Trafford Gallery and New Grafton Gallery, 1974 onwards. Wrote several books on drawing and perspective.
Fred and his wife Joanne Brogden (1929-2013) who was a sculptor and seminal Professor of Fashion at the Royal College, lived together in Suffolk. For decades the couple entertained friends and students royally. By all accounts, they were jolly nice folk.
Work held by Brighton Museum, Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich and Norwich Castle Museum.