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Francis Hewlett

Born in Bristol in 1930, Francis Hewlett was rigorously trained in objective drawing by George Sweet at the West of England College of Art, and by William Coldstream and Claud Rogers at the Slade.

From an early age he was a formiddable draghtsman. After leaving the Slade he won a travelling scholarship to Paris where he drew and painted. Hewlett took teaching posts in Cornwall, and by the 1960’s became head of painting at Falmouth School of Art. Other members of staff at the time were Robert Organ and Lionel Miskin. Highly regarded by his students, he always was a practising artist. He exhibited with Browse and Darby, London.

Francis died in 2012.