Obituary: Alan Gummerson, artist

Alan Gummerson, who has died at 92, was a Bradford painter, printmaker and sculptor who studied at Bradford Art College after the war and taught at Leeds College of Art from 1957 until 1984.

Alan Gummerson

Alan Gummerson, who has died at 92, was a Bradford painter, printmaker and sculptor who studied at Bradford Art College after the war and taught at Leeds College of Art from 1957 until 1984.

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In retirement he became an acclaimed artist in his own right, exhibiting at numerous one-man shows in London, Paris, Berlin, Cambridge, Harrogate, Leeds and at Rievaulx Abbey, as well as group shows in Britain, Europe and the USA.

Much of his work was produced at a remote farmhouse in the hills above Hebden Bridge. It was a landscape that had inspired him from an early age, as did the modern art movement of the 1950s, and he taught and produced not only landscapes but also fabrics, life drawings, sculptures and ceramics. A retrospective exhibition of his work is planned at the Dean Clough Gallery in Halifax.

He is survived by two daughters, two sons, three grandchildren and three great grandchildren.