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Paul Drury
(1903 — 1987)

The son of the famous sculptor Alfred Drury, Paul did not waist time following his father’s artistic footsteps. Drury enrolled into Goldsmiths School of Art in London in 1921. After Drury completed his studies he started teaching at the leading British Art Schools including the Central School of Art and later at Goldsmiths. After World War II, Drury returned to Goldsmiths as Principal in 1966 for 3 years. He favoured portraits however he would on occasion etch landscapes most notably “September” and “Nicols Farm”. Completing a total of 92 etchings, over half were portraits. Drury was a regular exhibitor at the Royal Academy and also showed internationally at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the National Gallery of Canada, among others. Drury’s work can now be found in the collections of the National Portrait Gallery, London and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, amongst others. His legacy continues, particularly with the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers where Drury held the position of President for five years.