Frederick Donald Blake (RI, RSMA, NEAC 1908-1997)

Painter in oils & watercolour, etcher, poster artist. Born 7/6/1908 in Greenock, Renfrewshire. Moved to London and studied at Camberwell School of Art & Goldsmiths College and also at the Brixton School of Building. In 1940 he worked for the Ministry of Information producing war propaganda and after the war became a commercial artist - later working for the Daily Express. By the early 1960s he had earned himself a considerable reputation as a painter. Had one man shows in Belgium, Germany and the USA. He was a member of the Chelsea Arts Club, the Wapping Group and was President of the London Sketch Club. Worked for International Artists Agency in London. A regular exhibitor at the RI. Lived Wimbledon, London for many years.

Produced artwork for LNER Post-War, Scottish Region series.

See landscape prints by Frederick Donald Blake

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