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School of Art
Aberystwyth University
Buarth Mawr
SY23 1NG

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Display artist/maker:

Katherine Mary Fryer

Born: 1910, UK, England, Leeds   Died: 2017   Active: 1930s-2010

Painter and printmaker. Attended Leeds College of Art from 1926 to 1931 where she discovered her penchant for wood engraving. She became a teacher at Bath Academy of Art and a member of the Bath Society of Artists during the late 1930s. She worked in Leicester Museum and Art Gallery for a time before settling in Birmingham during the 1940s, and then moved on to spend the 1950s painting on the West Coast of Ireland. She became a member of Royal Birmingham Society of Artists (RBSA) in 1966, and in 1969 her painting ‘Pigeon Show’ was awarded the Hoffman Wood (Leeds) Gold Medal. The RBSA held a major solo show for her in 2000 titled ’One Point of View’, and her work is represented in several permanent collections in the UK, including Leeds Museums and Galleries, Harrogate Museum and Art Gallery, the collection of the RBSA, and The University of Birmingham. Fryer retired in 1970 and was then able to paint and draw full-time. She published a book of her memories and her wood blocked engravings in 2000.

Objects in the collections associated with this artist/maker

Dog Meets Dog PR3477 Prints