Belgrave St Ives - Modern & Contemporary Art
Anthony Fry - Indian Bed

Anthony Fry (1927-2016)

Indian Bed 1994

Carborundum etching on paper; 40 x 45 cms

Signed and dated
Titled on label on reverse
Edition 22/30
Provenance: Browse & Derby, London

Note: Anthony Fry studied at Edinburgh College of Art and Camberwell School of Art, where he was awarded The Rome Scholarship in Painting in 1950. He held a first one-person exhibition at St George's Gallery, 1954, and became a member of the London Group. He taught at Bath Academy (alongside Terry Frost, Peter Lanyon, William Scott and others), as well as Chelsea and Camberwell Schools of Art.

A first cousin of the Bloomsbury Group painter and critic Roger Fry, and cousin of the painter Sir Howard Hodgkin, Fry enjoyed early success at the Leicester Galleries, and exhibited regularly at New Art Centre and Browse and Darby from the 1980s. His work was included in several Public Gallery exhibitions, including the Tate Gallery.

Fry travelled widely, and his experience of prolonged trips to Southern Europe and India is reflected in his use of intense colour, as seen in the examples shown here.