Cyril Mann 1911-1980

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Barges on the Thames

Barges on the Thames

Still Life with Peppers

Still Life with Peppers

Biography

Cyril Mann was born in London, then his family moved to Nottingham. In 1923 at the age of 12 he became the youngest boy to win a scholarship to the School of Art. In 1925 left school to become a clerk. In 1927 went to Canada to be a missionary and began painting again. Returned to London and in 1935 was sponsored to attend the Royal Academy Schools for several years, then for a while in Paris. Served in the Army in the World War II, then from 1947-49 taught at Central School of Arts and Crafts, in 1950 teaching at Kingsway Day College and Sir John Cass College. Mann took part in mixed shows in Wildenstein, Park Row Gallery, East End Academy and Archer Gallery. Had a series of solo shows, including St. Martin's Gallery in 1963, Rawinsky Gallery in 1964 and Alwin Gallery from 1965. His work is represented in a number of public collections (see Art UK).