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Harry Thubron  (1915 - 1986)

Nationality:BritishApproach:Relief-maker and collagist. The Leeds College of Art and Design new teaching in the 60s. Thubron was originally a figurative artist, but then moved to abstraction. Prior to the mid-1960s his work was characterized by the use of resins, metals and wood. Later he turned to collages made from humble materials, including corrugated paper, which, although abstract, contained references to human activity and human geography. Some were also influenced by the textures of Mexico and Southern Spain.
1933-38: studied at Sunderland College of Art
1938-40: studied RCA
1950-55: taught at Sunderland College of Art, where he was head of Fine Art
1955-64: Leeds College of Art
1964-66: Lancaster College of Art
1966-68: Leicester College of Art, where he was Head of the Painting School
Early 1970s: taught part time at Goldsmiths' College School of Art


Awarded OBE

Works by Harry Thubron 

Plaster Circle
Harry Thubron 1962

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