1926 - 1992
Portrait of a Young Man

Oil on canvas, signed and dated ’52’ bottom right
Image size: 16 x 18 inches (40.5 x 46 cm)
Contemporary style hand made frame


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Trevor Makinson

Trevor Makinson was a painter and art teacher who was born in Southport, Lancashire. He attended Hereford School of Art and then the Slade School of Fine Art.

Makinson was a member of Glasgow Art Club and showed in mixed exhibitions at the RA, RP. RSA, UA and elsewhere. He continued to have strong connections with Hereford, being a member of the Farmer’s Club there, showing with Herefordshire Arts and Crafts and Wye Valley Art Society and had a series of solo shows at Hereford Art Gallery from 1944. Makinson went on to lecture at Glasgow’s School of Art and held a professorial chair at the University of Glasgow. His work started to experiment and develop a little more.

Makinson was encouraged by Dame Laura Knight, who spent the Second World War in Malvern. She once described him as ‘an unrepentant adherent of the traditional representational school of British painters.’

Public galleries in Buxton, Glasgow, Newport, Salford and elsewhere hold examples of his work.