Japonica & Prunus
A unique limited edition print by artist Fred Cuming featuring an abstract oriental blossom in bloom.
This print has been produced using around 20 different silk screens, necessary to give the prints the look, feel and depth of the original oil painting. Fred supervises the entire production process closely, concentrating particularly on the last few screens, which determine the final adjustment of tone and colour.
47.5 X 47.5cms
- Advanced screen printing
- Printed on heavyweight, hand-made paper
- Signed by the artist
Fred Cuming was born in 1930 in London and trained at the Sidcup School of Art between 1945 and 1949. After National Service he studied at the Royal College of Art for four years and was awarded the Abbey Travel Scholarship to visit Rome. In 1969 he was elected an Associate Member of the Royal Academy, becoming a full member in 1974. At that time, he was the youngest member ever elected. Fred has also been a member of the New English Art Club since 1960.
Fred has exhibited widely since his first one-man show at Thackeray Gallery, London, and has work in private and public collections internationally. In 2001 he was given the honour of being the 'Featured Artist' in the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition, with an entire gallery of his own. In 2004, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of the Arts at the University of Kent in Canterbury.
Fred Cuming was commissioned in 1996 to paint a portrait of Stephen Hawking. This portrait is now part of the National Portrait Gallery collection and was most recently exhibited in 2006