Adrian Daintrey  British 1902-1988

Adrian Daintrey , painter, illustrator and writer. He was born in Wandsworth, London and educated at Charterhouse where he developed his artistic skills. He continued his studies  at the Slade School of Fine Art  in 1920-24. Daintrey gathered a wide circle of friends, who included the artists Augustus John, Matthew Smith, Nina Hamnett and Rex Whistler. After the Slade he continued his studies in the École du Louvre and L’Académie de la Grande Chaumière, Paris.

Upon his return to England he began teaching at Dean Close School in Cheltenham.  He shared his first exhibition with Paul Nash at Dorothy Warren’s Gallery in 1928. During the World War II, he used his artists skills participating in camouflage work. He held shows at his studio to promote his work. He worked for the Punch magazine as an art critic in 1953-1961, and from the late 1960s taught part-time at the City and Guilds of London Art  School.

Daintrey had successful exhibitions at South London Art Gallery, Michael Parkin Fine Art and Sally Hunter Fine Art.

The British Museum and the imperial War Museum hold examples of is work.

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