Claude Harrison Robert Gillanders and his son, bagpipe-makers, at work 1966 © The Artist


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.