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Patrick George, LG (1923-2016) was a highly respected painter of landscapes, portraits and still life in oils, and an art teacher.  He was born in Wilmslow, Cheshire.  Patrick George studied at the Edinburgh College of Art 1941-42 and at the Camberwell School of Art under William Coldstream 1946-49, painting in the Euston Road Group realist tradition.  He joined the staff of the Slade School in 1949, and exhibited at the London Group from 1948, becoming a member in 1957.  He went to Nigeria in 1959 where he taught with Clifford Frith at the Nigerian College of Art in Zaria.  His work is represented in a number of public collections, including the Arts Council, Government Art Collection, Imperial War Museum, UCL Art Museum, University of Cambridge, Norfolk Museums, and Colchester & Ipswich Museums.  The artist lived in London during his early career and latterely lived and worked in Suffolk for many years.  A major retrospective show was held in 1980 at The Serpentine Gallery in London W2 which then went on tour to Colchester, Hull and Brighton.