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PEAKE, Mervyn Laurence (1911 - 1968), Painter, draughtsman, illustrator

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
PEAKE, Mervyn Laurence (1911 - 1968), Painter, draughtsman, illustrator

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British, 20th century, male.

Born 1911, in Kuling, China; died 17 November 1968, in Burford, near Oxford, in a hospice.

Painter, draughtsman, illustrator. Figures, nudes, portraits.

[not available online]Mervyn Peake was born in China, the son of a missionary doctor. He attended Tientsin Grammar School and, on his family's return to England, Eltham College in Kent. He studied at Croydon School of Art in

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