Harry Thubron (1915-1985)
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Untitled by Harry Thubron
Untitled. Mid 1970s/early 1980s


An artist and influential teacher, Harry Thubron's training was at Sunderland School of Art, 1933-38, then the Royal College of Art 1938-40. His distinguished teaching career included Leeds College of Art, 1955-64 and Leicester College of Art, 1966-68, where he was head of the painting school. He taught part-time at Goldsmith's School of Art from the early 1970s. Amongst his solo exhibitions were Peterloo Gallery, Manchester, 1976 , and retrospectives at St Paul's Gallery, Leeds, 1985 and Goldsmiths' College Gallery, 1986. Originally a figurative artist, Thubron moved towards abstraction. He worked with resins, wood and metal until the mid-1960s and then primarily worked in collages. In early 2007 Austin/Desmond Fine Art, London held a near sell-out solo exhibition of Thubron's work, most of which was acquired by Damien Hirst. The Arts Council and British Council hold examples of his work.