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Michael Fairclough

Biography

Michael Fairclough is the son of Wilfred Fairclough, ARCA, Rome Scholar, RE.,RWS and Joan Vernon-Cryer, ARCA, RWS. He studied painting at Kingston School of Art under Reginald Brill, Frank Archer and Lionel Bulmer and etching with Wilfred Fairclough.

At Kingston he met Mary Malenoir, RA Schools, Rome Scholar, RE and they later married and worked in Ireland, Rome, Greece and Paris and they continue to work together.

Michael Fairclough's work has been recognized by a number of awards and prizes, among them a Royal Academy of Arts David Murray Award for Landscape 1960; The Rome Scholarship for Printmaking 1964; A Hunting Art Prizes Exhibition prize 1987; First prize at the Chichester Open Painting Exhibition 1997.