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Harry Thubron OBE

Born 1915, Bishop Auckland, County Durham.  Died 1985.

Harry Thubron attended the Sunderland School of Art from 1933-38, and then to the Royal College of Art in London from 1938-40.  He returned to Sunderland becoming Head of Fine Art from 1950-55.  Devoting himself to teaching, he progressed to Leeds from 1955-64, Lancaster from 1964-66 and Leicester from 1966-68.  He was Visiting Professor at the University of Illinois in 1965-66, and from 1971 he taught part time at Goldsmith's College of Art in London.

Initially a figurative artist, he turned to abstraction making reliefs composed of wood, spun copper, brass and resins.  After 1965 he made collages out of found objects, the materials of everyday life.

Cotinery
Selamanch
Toltec