Harris, Stephen (1913-80)

(1913-1980) Stephen Harris was born in Dorset in 1913. He was descended from a long line of Dorset fishermen and sailors. After a highly successful period at Battersea studying art, and also at the Kennington School of Art, Harris began to get commissions for portraits. After the War he began to paint again, taught art locally in Westmorland and became a picture restorer. Few of his paintings survive, but his vivid landscapes of Barbon and the Lune Valley, and a few portraits, form an exceptional small collection.

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