Claude Harrison

British (1922 - 2009)
Claude Harrison Robert Gillanders and his son, bagpipe-makers, at work 1966

Biography

Born 1922
Died 2009
Nationality British
Birth place Leyland

Claude Harrison studied at Preston College of Art, from 1939 to 1941 and Liverpool College of Art, from 1941-2, before being enlisted and spending five years in the RAF. Following his return, he was accepted into the Royal College of Art where he studied from 1947-50. Harrison’s oeuvre features murals, portraits, conversation pieces and mystical figure compositions - which often include masked harlequin figures set against a landscape scene. He was a member of the Royal Academy and the Royal Society of Portrait Painters and his work has been shown in the annual Royal Academy summer exhibition for the past thirty-two years.