From Desember 7 to December 23, 2011 – Thompson’s Galleries
For over sixty years Frederick Cuming has been fascinated by light and in turn the atmosphere that it creates. It is Cuming’s passion and enthusiasm that he cleverly infuses into each of his paintings that makes him one of England’s best-loved landscape painters. Fred captures the moment in all of his works, be it the translucent vision of the moon glowing gently in the sky or the intensity of the waves crashing onto the shore. His tonal and pictorial qualities are always true to nature, and along with his trademark subtle palette Cuming’s paintings each become distinct and unique.
Cuming studied at Sidcup School of Art from 1945 to 1949 and, having completed his National Service, went on to study at the Royal College of Art from 1951 to 1955, where he gained a Rome Scholarship and an Abbey Minor Scholarship.
Cuming’s first solo show was held in 1978 at the Thackeray Gallery, London, and since then he has exhibited regularly in solo shows throughout the UK and more recently in the United States. His paintings have also been included in many group exhibitions since 1953. In 2001 he was given the honour of being the featured artist in the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition, with an entire gallery within the show dedicated to his work.
Among Cuming’s many awards are the Grand Prix Fine Art (1977), the Royal Academy’s House & Garden Award and the Sir Brinsley Ford Prize (New English Art Club, 1986). His paintings are held in private collections throughout the world.
Frederick Cuming was elected Royal Academician in 1974 (ARA 1969). He is also a Member of the New English Art Club and an Associate of the Royal College of Art.