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Maurice De Sausmarez  (1915 - 1969)

Nationality:BritishApproach:Figurative painter of portraits, still life and landscape, de Sausmarez was also an illustrator and teacher. His book, Basic Design, first published in 1964, provided an accessible introduction to the elements of the plastic arts, and acknowledged the contribution made by his long association with Harry Thubron and his teaching at Leeds.
1936-39: Studied at the Royal Academy of Arts
1952: Elected RBA
1951-59: Head of Fine Art at University of Leeds (non-professorial appointment)
1951-59: Principal of Byam Shaw School of Drawing and Painting, London
1964: Elected ARA
1964: Published Basic Design:the Dynamics of Visual Form

Works by Maurice De Sausmarez 

Portrait of James Kirkup
Maurice De Sausmarez 1951

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