Alistair Grant 1925 – 1997 RBA, RSA, FRCA
Born in London in 1925 to mixed French and English parents, Alistair Grant studied painting at the Birmingham College of Art between 1941 and 1943. After serving in Egypt during the Second World War, he continued his studies at the Royal College of Art from 1947 and 1951. It was here that he studied painting under both Carel Weight and Ruskin Spear, and learnt printmaking from Edwin La Dell.
Graduating from the Royal College of Art in 1951, Alistair Grant was to return in 1955 as a Tutor within the printmaking department. He progressed within the Royal College, and was made Head of Printmaking in 1970, and Professor in 1984, retiring in 1990.
Despite his academic focus on printmaking, Alistair Grant is as well known as a painter as he is a printmaker, being elected to, and regularly exhibiting at, the London Group and the Royal Society of British Artists. He also regularly exhibited at the Royal Academy.
Examples of Alistair Grant’s works can be found in numerous public collections, including the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Government Art Collection.
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