John Shelton


John Shelton, 1923 - 1993, was initially to study and graduate from the Burslem School of Art, where he studied with and was a friend of another notable Staffordshire artist, Arthur Berry. In 1945 John was accepted into The Slade School of Fine Art, completing his studies by 1950, with a hiatus of a couple of years between.

Shelton resided and worked in Fitzrovia, London in the mid to late 1940s and was in the circle of John Minton and Robert Colquhoun, the latter who was particularly influence Shelton at this time. 

John Shelton was to have a notable career as both professional artist and art tutor, with notable public institutions acquiring his works, including The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery. 

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