Biography

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Final years in Wales

In 1979 cuts in government funding to art schools meant the loss of his teaching. His health declined alarmingly. In 1983 he decided to move to Wales, to the border town of Presteigne, near to his older sister who lived close by in Herefordshire. A degree of mystery surrounds his final years. His health continued to give concern. He sent many letters to friends complaining that he was no longer able to work. And yet it would appear that a considerable body of work emerged from those final years. Ultimately, his chest problems took their toll. He died in hospital in Hereford in March 1996.