‘I am not interested in pure representation. My work is about responses to the moods and atmospheres generated by landscape, still life or interior.’
Fred Cuming studied at Sidcup School of Art from 1945 to 1949 and, having completed his National Service, went on to study at the Royal College of Art from 1951 to 1955, where he gained a Rome Scholarship and an Abbey Minor Scholarship. Cuming’s first solo show was held in 1978 at the Thackeray Gallery, London, and since then he has exhibited regularly in solo shows throughout the UK and more recently in the United States. His work has also been included in many group exhibitions since 1953. Among Cuming’s many awards are the Grand Prix Fine Art (1977) and the Sir Brinsley Ford Prize (New English Art Club, 1986). Cuming was elected Royal Academician in 1974. He is also a Member of the New English Art Club and an Associate of the Royal College of Art.