Amongst Britain's most outstanding, respected and poetic landscape painters, Fred Cuming RA is considered one of the finest landscape painters of his generation. Obsessed with capturing colour and light, Cuming’s work expresses a dreamlike quality which transports the reader into his evocative world.
Cuming was born in London in 1930 and studied at Sidcup School of Art from 1945 to 1949 and, having completed his National Service, went on to study at the Royal College of Art from 1951 to 1955, where he gained a Rome Scholarship and an Abbey Minor Scholarship. He was elected a Royal Academician in 1974 and a member of the New English Art Club and an Associate of the Royal College of Art. His first solo show was held in 1978 in London, and since then he has exhibited regularly in solo shows throughout the UK and more recently in the United States. His work has also been included in many group exhibitions since 1953. In 2001 he was given the honour of being the featured artist in the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition, with an entire gallery within the show dedicated to his work.
He is the winner of many awards including the Grand Prix Fine Art (1977), the Royal Academy’s House & Garden Award and the Sir Brinsley Ford Prize (New English Art Club, 1986). His work is held in private collections throughout the world.and in 2004 was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Kent at Canterbury. His work is represented in private and corporate collections in fifteen countries.
He lives and works in East Sussex.
Sea off Charmouth
Oil on board 25 x 25 cm
New Grafton Gallery
No. 6325 Cat. 20