Robert Organ was born in 1933, in Hutton in Somerset. He studied art at The Royal West of England College of Art and in 1952 won a place at the Slade School of Fine Art under the tutelage of George Sweet and Claude Rogers. Contemporaries of his were Francis Hewlett, Philip Sutton and Euan Uglow. In 1958 he married fellow artist Valerie Buston and they moved to Cornwall where he taught painting at Falmouth School of Art, alongside Francis Hewlett. After 12 years he moved to Devon to concentrate on his painting, he had also developed an interest in architecture, and he became a drawing tutor at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London and a visiting tutor in Architecture at Bristol and Cambridge universities. In 1986 he served as Artist in Residence at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter.
His work was exhibited widely, including Beaux Arts, Newlyn Orion Gallery, the Royal West of England Academy and Browse and Darby. His paintings are held in numerous public collections, including Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Godolphin House, University of Edinburgh and the Royal West of England Academy.
Bob sadly died in June 2023 aged ninety
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