Art

The Artist Signwriter

He is not a household name and in terms of worldly recognition his success has been limited. But he has been and at ninety-five remains a strenuous toiler in the vineyard of practical art—paintings, life studies, portraiture, the illustration of life in peace and war, even signwriting for his daily bread. He is a stranger to the world of grants and state sponsorship but he has kept at his art, through thick and thin, in civilian life and in the army, and in three cultures. It is in the third of these that he now lives, in Sri Lanka with…

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