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William Kempster

1914 - 1976
London, United Kingdom

3 Works exhibited on Kooness

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Painter, printmaker and mural artist, notably in tempera, born in London. Studied at Wimbledon School of Art under Gerald Cooper and William Sullivan, 1937–9, then Royal College of Art, 1939–42, where his teachers included Ernest Tristram. He did a great deal of exhibition work for Central Office of Information and Festival of Britain in 1951, illustrating aspects of British life and work. His work was illustrated in Future, Lilliput and other publications. He exhibited at RA Summer Exhibition in 1973 and 1974, by which time he had moved to Hungerford, Berkshire, having earlier lived in St John’s Wood, north London. Kempster was a fine and adventurous printmaker, good examples being offered after his death by Katharine House Gallery, Marlborough.