Fairs, Tom

Tom Fairs (1925-2011) was born in London and lived in Hampstead. He studied at the Hornsey School of Art from 1948 to 1950 and at the Royal College of Art from 1950 to 1954, where he studied stained glass design and subsequently received glass commissions for the next twenty years. He taught fine art and stage design from 1967 to 1987 at the Central School of Art and Design (now Central Saint Martin’s) in London. From 1963 to his death in 2007, the artist shared his life with the novelist Elisabeth Russell Taylor. Their attic flat was within close proximity to Hampstead Heath where, in his years of retirement from teaching, Fairs sketched daily.

Source: Tom Fairs on vandorenwaxter.com

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