Fred Cuming was born in London in 1930,
and trained at Sidcup School of Art and
then at the Royal College, before being
awarded the Abbey Travel Scholarship to
visit Italy. He was elected an Associate
Member of the Royal Academy in 1964 and
a full member ten years later. Fred has
exhibited widely and won many awards.
His work features in many public and private
collections including Montecarlo Museum,
Royal Academy of Arts, Department of the
Environment, Guinness Collection, Lloyds
of London, W.H.Smith, London Weekend Television,
Cheltenham and Gloucester and the London
Tourist Board, to name but a few.
Fred has devoted his life to expressing
the fleeting impressions of his surroundings,
often painting the South Coast of England
around Hastings and Rye where he lives.
He also continues to paint regularly in
Italy. Fred attributes his love of landscape
to his first experiences of it when an
evacuee in the Blitz: its beauty and drama
was it was such a stark contrast to urban