Frederick George Austin ARE

Frederick George Austin ARE

1902 - 1990

Wood and copper engraver and etcher of rural scenes and religious imagery; also a teacher.

Frederick George Austin first studied at Leicester College of Art before attending the Royal College of Art, London. He won the Prix de Rome in 1927 and later formed a professional career as a teacher. He taught at Blackheath, Putney, Kingston, Croydon and Epsom schools of art. He also spent a period working and living in Canada.

Younger brother of Robert Sargeant Austin (who is also represented in the Southwark Art Collection).

The Victoria and Albert Museum hold an exmaple of his work.

(Benjamin Angwin - October 2014)