MAKING A MARK: Fred Cuming 1930-2022


I was so sorry to see in the NEAC Publication that
Fred Cuming died
in June.
 

I pretty a lot suggest that anybody who admired his operate can take a seem
at the Obituary about him on the gets on the NEAC –
Remembering Fred Cuming (additionally other people underneath).

His landscape paintings had been constantly a joy to behold and I pretty considerably regret I am not likely
to see them any more – besides on the net.

Fred Cuming‘s paintings – which I am pretty satisfied to stare at for definitely ages. You
can see additional of his get the job done on his
internet site – Fred Cuming RA. Those who like the coastline and skies all-around Britain will recognize
his work.

Central to his observe was to be the sketchbook, the making of what he identified as “notes” en plein air. Cuming would, as he stated, “sketch and sketch … [keeping] sketchbooks everywhere, in my studio, in my bag, in the car”. At his peak, he would get through a hundred a calendar year. Fred Cuming – Obituary | The Guardian

Under are some highlights of his daily life, official obituaries in other places, some examples of his perform and a
reference to a preceding blog put up in which I highlighted a wonderful online video
about his work 

The video clip is referred to as ‘Fred Cuming RA: Portrait of an Artist’ and was made in 2015 when he was 85. It was shot in and all around his dwelling and studio concerning Rye and Hastings in East Sussex.

  • 11 June 2022 – died, age 92 several years previous.

These are the published obituaries in the press

On 2 June 1953, the artist Fred Cuming, who has died aged 92, stood on the roof of the Outdated Admiralty Constructing in London sketching the coronation procession as it handed down Whitehall. “I obtained a pretty great produce-up for that painting,” he mused in an interview practically 70 decades later on. He ascribed the results to two issues: initial, he had turned down the offer you from newsmen also standing on the roof of pictures to get the job done from – “They constantly promised they’d give you snaps, but they never ever did” – relying as an alternative on his sketchbook. Second was the temperature. As Cuming recalled of that very long back June day, it had been “pissing down with rain”.

Silkscreen prints by Fred Cuming RA NEAC

I completely Liked
Fred Cuming‘s
silkscreen prints. In reality I would say it really is really worth heading to the exhibition to
see these on your own. I might really like to see him develop a person. Mind you I will not think
I have ever witnessed anything at all developed by Fred Cuming which I’ve not preferred.
Overview: New England Art Club Annual Exhibition 2014

I often wanted to request him about what transpired through the Judging of the
Sunday Periods Watercolour Competition in 2017 – which was the year I refused to
exhibit the operate which gained to start with prize or announce the prizewinners. 

What the panel of Judges ended up wondering I seriously do not know – nevertheless to
my thoughts it possibly points out the delay in the announcement of the picked
artists. Incidentally 1 artist pointed out that
Fred Cuming RA (who’s an oil
painter and
whose perform I
love) disappeared from the record of Judges amongst the
Normal Data for Artists
and
the announcement of the prizewinners
at the close of August. I question why….

10 Most effective Paintings in the Sunday Occasions Watercolour Exhibition

I always appreciated to assume of him as becoming anyone who shared my point of view on
what transpired that calendar year!

His function offered exceptionally properly – as just one might be expecting for someone who painted so
very well. Here is a comment from my critique of pricing in the RA Summer time Exhibition
2018
copyright Earning A Mark Publications

Over £10,000

  • Most paintings in excess of by £10,000 are by customers of the
    RA. 
  • by and large pricey artwork (£10,000+) by RAs generally does not sell 
  • Until it can be figurative and in a realistic or impressionist fashion
    by Diana Armfield, Fred Cuming, Ken Howard or Invoice Jacklin

        RA Summer time Exhibition – a curious workout in pricing and gross sales