Patrick George

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Patrick George

Patrick Herbert George (28 July 1923 – 23 April 2016) was an English painter who taught at the Slade School of Fine Art in London for most of his career. He was best known for his landscapes but also painted a number of portraits, including one of Natalie Dower which is in Tate’s collection.

Early life

Patrick George was born in Wilmslow, Cheshire, on 28 July 1923.[1] He was educated at The Downs School, Herefordshire, and Bryanston School. He studied at the Edinburgh College of Art (1941–42) followed by service in the Royal Navy during the Second World War. He was in a landing craft during the Normandy landings and later served in the Far East before being demobilised in 1946. He then studied at the Camberwell School of Art.[2]


George taught at the Slade School of Fine Art in London from 1949, always on a part-time basis. He taught at the Nigerian College of Art in Zaria towards the end of the 1950s before returning to the Slade where he rose to become director of school and Slade Professor of Fine Art from 1985 until his retirement in 1988.[2]

He had several exhibitions throughout his career, most notably one at Gainsborough's House in 1975 and a one man show at the Serpentine Gallery in 1980, and many at Browse and Darby in London.

See also


  1. ^ Patrick George obituary. Andrew Lambirth, The Guardian, 4 May 2016. Retrieved 30 June 2017.
  2. ^ a b Patrick George, artist – obituary. Daily Telegraph, 3 May 2016. Retrieved 30 June 2017.

Further reading

  • Andrew Lambirth, Patrick George (Bristol: Sansom & Company, 2014). ISBN 9781908326478

External links

  • Patrick George interviewed by Andrew Lambirth.
  • Patrick George at the Tate Gallery.

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