Frederick Cuming NEAC RA DLitt Hon RBA


Biographical Details

Fred Cuming 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 Monte Carlo Museum, Royal Academy of Arts, Department of the Environment, Guinness Collection, Lloyds of London, WHSmith, 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 London.

Other Society Memberships

Royal Academy (RA)

Publications & Media

'Another Figure in the Landscape' (Unicorn Press) a revised & extended new edition
​'The New English' (represented in, 2006) by Kenneth McConkey, ISBN 1903973988
The Art of Fred Cuming RA’ DVD 
Atmosphere of Landscape’ DVD