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Frederick Austin


Tenements of Flat Street, 1925

H:19cm W:14cm
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Frederick Austin

Born: 1902
Died: 1990

Frederick Austin was a British painter, etcher, and engraver. Austin studied at Leicester College of Art and RCA. For his work Flight into Egypt, he won the Prix de Rome in 1927, five years after his brother Robert Sargeant Austin had done before him in 1922. In his early career, he gained influence and inspiration from his brother, but over time an individual style emerged more modernist in outlook. In his printed works, religious subject matter is recurring, as well as inspiration from medieval sources. Together with his brother, Austin was one of the few original printmakers to continue with traditional printmaking techniques after World War II. He exhibited widely including the RA and RE. Austin’s work is held in several public collections including the Ashmolean and V&A.

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