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:

George Fairley

Born: 1920, UK, Scotland, Dunfermline   Died: 2003

Painter. Studied at Edinburgh College of Art and served in the RAF during the Second World War. Moved to Wales in 1946 where he taught at Swansea School of Art between 1947 and 1962. He then taught as Head of Foundation Studies at Croydon College, 1962-82. He exhibited regularly with the 56 Group Wales and had numerous one-man shows including one at the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea, and two at Gimpel Fils, London. After retirement he lived and worked in Sussex and France. He abandoned figurative work in the 1950s to explore non-representational painting

Objects in the collections associated with this artist/maker

Out of the Sea OP178 Oil Paintings

Two Women OP177 Oil Paintings

[Painting] OP179 Oil Paintings

Blue Shapes from the Shore WD72 WaterColourOrDrawings

Forms at Dusk WD73 WaterColourOrDrawings