Gordon Stuart

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Gordon Stuart
Born 1924
Toronto, Canada
Died July 22, 2015
Wales
Nationality Canadian
Occupation artist

Gordon Stuart (1924 – 22 July 2015)[1] was a Canadian-born Welsh portrait artist, known for his portrayals of Dylan Thomas.

Stuart was born in Toronto, Canada and attended Ontario College of Art and Design. He met Thomas in 1953 and completed an oil sketch of Thomas and three oil paintings, one in the National Gallery of Art in London, one at SUNY, and one located in the Uplands in Thomas's home.[2]

Stuart also completed portraits of Jimmy Carter, Sir Kyffin Williams, Aeronwy Thomas, Sir George Martin, and Cliff Morgan.[3]

Stuart served in the Canadian Army during World War II and after returning to Canada, later lived in Paris and London before settling in Wales.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "STUART Gordon : Obituary". bmdsonline.co.uk. July 29, 2015. 
  2. ^ Karen Price, Artist Gordon Stuart who painted Dylan Thomas' final portrait dies at the age of 91, Wales Online, Cardiff, accessed at 24 July 215 at 12:58
  3. ^ BBC Staff, Artist who painted last portrait of Dylan Thomas dies BBC News, London, accessed 24 July 2015
  4. ^ Karen Price (July 24, 2015). "Artist Gordon Stuart who painted Dylan Thomas' final portrait dies at the age of 91". walesonline.