Bernard Dunstan RA
Dunstan was born in Teddington, Middlesex, 1920. He studied at Byam Shaw School of Art in 1939 then at the Slade School of Fine Art, London 1939 to 1941. He is married to Diana Armfield, a painter and fellow Royal Academician. His son David Dunstan is a Professor of Physics at Queen Mary, University of London.
Dunstan was a teacher at the West of England School of Art, Bristol (1946-1949), the Camberwell School of Art (19501964), the Byam Shaw School of Art (1953-1974), Ravensbourne Art College (1959-1964) and the City and Guilds of London Art School (1964-1969).
He has been an annual exhibitor at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. In 1968, Dunstan was elected as a Royal Academician and is the longest serving member. He is a past President of the Royal West of England Academy (1979-1984) and exhibits annually at the New English Art Club. He has written several books on painting, including Learning to Paint (1970) and Painting Methods of the Impressionists (1976).
He was a Director of the New Academy Gallery from 1987-2005 and is married to the artist Diana Armfield RA. They live and work in Kew, Surrey.
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