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Bernard Dunstan RA PRWA NEAC HPS (1920-2017)

Andrew Harold Bernard Dunstan, RA PRWA NEAC HPS (1920-2017)

Bernard Dunstan was brought up in the tradition of Degas, Sickert and Vuillard, and established himself with intimate figure subjects and landscapes in paint and pastel. A member of both the Royal Academy and the New English Art Club for many years, he was much loved and greatly respected.

Bernard Dunstan was born in Teddington, Middlesex, on 19 January 1920, the son of Dr Albert Dunstan, Chief Chemist with the Anglo Persian Oil Company, and his wife Louisa (née Cleaverley). He was educated at Colet Court, the preparatory school for St Paul’s, and then at St Paul’s itself, where his art teacher was Erik Sthyr. During his last year he attended evening classes at Chelsea School of Art. At the outbreak of the Second World War in 1939, he went to the Byam Shaw School of Art, where he studied under Ernest Jackson.

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