Clifford Fishwick 1923-1997
Provenance : Ex private collection.
Painter in oil watercolour and gouache, lithographer and mural painter. Fishwick was born on June 21st 1923 at Rising Bridge near Accrington in Lancashire.
He studied at Liverpool College of Art from 1940-1942, 1946-1947 and in New York.
Fishwick held his first solo exhibition in 1957 at St. George’s Gallery, Lancashire and subsequently exhibited widely, including shows at the Royal Academy, Royal Society of Artists and the R.W.A. He was a member of the Newlyn Society of Artists and his work is represented in a number of private and public collections.
From 1958 to 1984 he was Principal of Exeter College of Art.
Most of his works originated from sensations aroused by coast and landscapes and as well as a painter, was an accomplished rock climber and yachtsman.