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School of Art
Aberystwyth University
Buarth Mawr
SY23 1NG

Tel: +44 (0)1970 622460

Fax: +44 (0)1970 622461


Display artist/maker:

Gwyn Martin

Born: 1921, UK, Wales, Rhondda, Penygraig   Died: 2001, Aberystwyth

Photographer. After leaving school he served in the Second World War as a navigator in the RAF. He partook in 50 bombing raids in Europe until shot down in Norway in 1942 whereafter he was held for two and a half years in the prisoner-of-war camp Stalag Luft III. After the war he trained as a pharmacist and played rugby for Cardiff. From 1948 he became a partner in his father-in-law's chemist shop, Taylor Lloyd Ltd., in Aberystwyth. He was a member of the Aberystwyth Camera Club, serving as President from 1958, and photographed people, places and natural forms in and around Aberystwyth and also in South Africa. His autobiography, from 1939-1945, 'Up and Under', was published in 1989 and the photo book 'A Stroll around the Harbour' was published in 2004.

Objects in the collections associated with this artist/maker

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Breakwater I c.1982 PH370 Photography

Breakwater II c.1982 PH371 Photography

Breakwater III c.1982 PH372 Photography

Bridge Street, Morning 1965 PH343 Photography

Bridge Street, Morning 1965 PH344 Photography

Cwmrheidol, Evening 1978 PH352 Photography

Cwmystwyth Mine Hostel 1977 PH404 Photography

Cwmystwyth, Window, 1960 PH402 Photography

Dancer, South Africa 1978 PH389 Photography

Ed Borgis, Customer 1960 PH381 Photography

Fedog, Mrs. White 1970 PH385 Photography

Frongoch Mine 1977, Trisant PH403 Photography

Great Hall, U.C.W., 1974 PH400 Photography

Gwilym, Aberystwyth 1983 PH391 Photography

Harbour, Morning 1960 PH364 Photography

Jim Radford 1958 PH379 Photography

Lines 1983 Africa PH360 Photography

Morning Jogger PH353 Photography

Mrs. Pugh, c.1980 PH390 Photography

Mrs. White and Apron 1970 PH386 Photography

New Jetty 1984 PH376 Photography

Plascrug, Morning 1959 PH341 Photography

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