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Paul Feiler (b 1918)

Biography of artist Paul Feiler (b 1918)

Paul Feiler was born in Frankfurt in 1918 and came to England in 1934. Feiler was educated at Cranford School and studied at The Slade 1937-40.

From 1941 to 1946, he was the Art Master at the Combined Colleges of Eastbourne and Radley. From 1946, Feiler taught at The West of England College of Art becoming head of painting in 1960. Feiler remained at RWA until 1975.

Feiler first visited Cornwall in 1949 and from 1950 his work became more abstract. In 1953, Feiler bought the Chapel at Kerris, Paul near Penzance, where he moved to be with his wife, the painter Catherine Armitage.

Between 1957 and 1963, Feiler executed several murals in public buildings for the architects Yorks, Rosenberg & Marshall. In 1975, Feiler took-over Bryan Winter's studio near Paul, which is a barn that was converted in the 19th century for the painter Stanhope Forbes.

Paul Feiler has had 37 solo exhibitions between 1953 and 2010. He is represented in some 40 major public institutions throughout the world.

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Lot FS18/401

Lot FS18/401: Paul Feiler [b 1918] - Portheras, Blue

Paul Feiler [b 1918] - Portheras, Blue signed and inscribed with title in black crayon on the reverse also numbered 20560 oil on canvas 45.5cm x 555cm.

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000
Realised: £10,000