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Michael Kidner, RA (British 1917-2009)

Kidner studied History and Anthropology at Cambridge University, 1936-9, after which he attended Ohio State University reading Landscape Architecture during 1940-1. After five years in the Canadian Army he enrolled at the Goldsmiths' College, taking up painting full-time in 1953. Whilst living in Paris between 1953-5, he studied at the Atelier of Andre Lhote. His prizes include a Gulbenkian Purchase Award and a second prize at the John Moores Exhibition, both in 1965, and Major Prize at the Arts Council of Northern Ireland Exhibition. His first solo exhibition was held at Hilda's College, Oxford in 1959.