DONALD HAMILTON FRASER British/American, 1929-2009
Born on July 30, 1929, in London, England, Donald Hamilton Fraser studied at St Martin's School of Art, London from 1949 to 1952, and gained a French Government Scholarship to Paris in 1953 where he lived and worked for two years from 1953 to 1954. In 1957 he became Visiting Tutor at the Royal College of Art, London, where he remained until 1983.Fraser has had numerous solo exhibitions throughout the UK, Europe, the United States and Japan. His first solo show was held in 1953 at Gimpel Fils, London where he continued to exhibit throughout the fifties and sixties and at Paul Rosenberg, New York throughout the sixties and seventies.
His work has also been included in many national and international group exhibitions, including 'British Romantic Painting in the 20th Century' (1953), 'Six British Painters', held in Chicago, Buffalo and Ottawa (1957-8), 'British Art Today' at the Dallas Museum of Art and touring to Santa Barbara and San Francisco (1963) and '25 Years of British Painting', held (Royal Academy, 1977). Further group exhibitions include 'Ten British Painters', Israel Museum, Jerusalem (1980), 'British Landscape Painting', Hong Kong (1995) and 'Royal Academicians in Dubrovnik', organized by the British Council in 1997.
Donald Hamilton Fraser was made a Fellow of the Royal College of Art in 1970, Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Art in 1983 and was elected Royal Academician in 1985 (ARA 1975).
Selected Solo Exhibitions: 2004 Oakham Galleries, London 2003 W H Patterson Fine Art, London 2000 W H Patterson Fine Art, London 1998 City Gallery, London 1996 A T Kearney Corporation, London 1994-97 New Academy Gallery, London (two exhibitions) 1993 Flying Colours Gallery, Edinburgh 1990-92 Bunkamura Gallery, Tokyo (two exhibitions) 1988-97 Kingfisher Gallery, Edinburgh (three exhibitions) 1987-94 CCA Gallery, London (six exhibitions) Public Collections: HM The Queen Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, New York Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts City Art Gallery, St Louis, Missouri Wadsworth Athenaeum, Hartford, Connecticut Desert Museum, Palm Springs, California Hirshhorn Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh Yale University Art Museum, New Haven, Connecticut National Gallery, New South Wales, Melbourne Arts Council of Great Britain British Government Art Collection City Art Galleries of Hull, Nottingham, Reading, Cheltenham, Southampton, Guildford
Still Life with Flowers, Oil on canvas, 1957, 36 x 27 inches
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