Donald Hamilton Fraser
Born in London in 1929, Donald Hamilton Fraser studied at St. Martin’s School of Art in London from 1949 to 1952. In 1953 he gained a French Government Scholarship to Paris where he lived and worked for two years. He became a Visiting Tutor at the Royal College of Art in London in 1957. Fraser’s first solo exhibition was held at Gimpel Fils in London in 1953. He exhibited throughout the United Kingdom, the Unites States and Japan. Fraser’s work has been included in many national and international group exhibitions, including “British Romantic Painting in the 20th Century” in 1953, “Six British Painters” in 1957-1958, “British Art Today” in 1963 and “Royal Academicians in Dubrovnik” in 1997, to name a few. In 1970 Fraser was made a Fellow of the Royal College of Art and in 1985 he was elected Royal Academician. From 1986 to 2000 he was a member of the Royal Fine Art Commission and from 1992 to 2000 he was an Honorary Curator of the Royal Academy. From 1994 to 2000 he was a Trustee of the Royal Academy. He was Vice-President of the Royal Overseas League and the Artists’ General Benevolent Institution.