School of Art

Contact Details

School of Art
Aberystwyth University
Buarth Mawr
SY23 1NG

Tel: +44 (0)1970 622460

Fax: +44 (0)1970 622461


Display artist/maker:

Oliver Bedford

Born: 1902, United Kingdom, England, Yorkshire, Boston Spa   Died: 1977

Painter. After Bedford graduated with a degree in architectural design from the Royal Institute of Fine Arts in Rome, he traveled to Italy and Egypt before returning to England in 1925. In 1936, Bedford travelled through China, the Gobi Desert, Mongolia, and he left Shanghai in 1937 at the start of the Sino/Japanese War. He moved to Cornwall in 1948 and became a member of the St. Ives Society of Artists. Many of his works were inspired by his travels to China and Europe, as well as Cornwall, and were sold at his gallery and studio in the 1960’s and 70’s.

Objects in the collections associated with this artist/maker

Gypsy Camp OP238 Oil Paintings