Gwen Hughes — Fine Art


Prunella Clough (1919-1999)


1919 Born in Chelsea, London. Her father worked for the Board of Trade and her aunt was the architect designer Eileen Gray.
1937 Attended Chelsea School of Art (part-time). Studied design, life drawing and sculpture (where Henry Moore was a tutor).
1939-45 Worked in Office of War Information (USA) drawing charts and maps and working on magazine layouts.
1946-49 Studied with Victor Pasmore at Camberwell School of Art (part-time). Visited various fishing ports in East Anglia including Lowestoft.
1950s Was part of the group which included Michael Ayrton, Keith Vaughan, John Croxton and the poet Dylan Thomas that met in the Camden Hill Studio, which John Minton shared with Robert MacBryde and Robert Colquhoun. Work included in the 60 Paintings for ’51 Festival of Britain exhibition and the first Sao Paulo Biennale.
1956-69 Taught part-time at Chelsea School of Art.
1966-97 Taught part-time at Wimbledon School of Art.
1999 Awarded Jerwood Painting Prize. Died 26 December in London.