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Miles Richmond (1922 – 2008)
Miles (Peter) Richmond, born 19th December, second son of George William and Grace Muriel. Miles father was an engineer employed by the British Admiralty and his mother trained as a classical singer.
Studies drawing and painting at Kingston-upon-Thames School of Art. William Fairclough was Head of Drawing, Raymond Coxon Head of Painting.
Moves to London and joins David Bomberg’s drawing and painting classes at The Borough Polytechnic (now London South Bank University), becoming a member of The Borough Group which held seven exhibitions between 1947-52.
Moves with his wife Susanna to Aix-en-Provence.
Moves to Spain joining Cliff Holden, Dorothy Mead, Dennis Creffield and other former Bomberg students at Torrox.
Visits David Bomberg in Ronda and later joins him with Susanna and their baby daughter Georgina, born in Malaga in November. Miles becomes Bomberg’s assistant.
Bomberg becomes ill and Miles takes him to hospital in Gibraltar. Bomberg dies two days after arriving in England.
Continues working in Ronda.
Birth of first son James in Ronda.
Moves frequently between Spain and England. Two sons, Philip and Bob are born in England. Miles teaches at The International School in Spain with Harry and Elma Thubron and Alastair Boyd.
Continues working between England and Spain, teaching in various colleges in England.
Exhibitions include the Palacio Mondragon , Ronda, Spain and the Morley Gallery, London
Returns to England and helps promote and teach at a design school at Rounton, North Yorkshire with son-in-law David Seaton and Harry Thubron. Works mainly from the landscape of the north of England but making a number of painting trips to London, culminating in the mural painting at London South Bank University to celebrate the Millennium and in homage to David Bomberg.
Moves to Middlesbrough with his second wife Miranda and their children, taking part with David Seaton in several Margins projects: creative encounters in remote places, north Scotland, Orkney and the Azores, exhibiting as a group at Trinity Buoy Wharf in London in 1996. Other exhibitions include the Middlesbrough Art Gallery and the Newlyn Art Gallery, Penzance
Exhibits large painting Teesside from Eston Bank at the Virtual Reality Centre,
University of Teesside, Middlesbrough
Working from both Middlesbrough and a studio in East Rounton continues to work from subjects around Teesside and North Yorkshire, especially the town of Richmond in Swaledale, Ripon Cathedral and Rievaulx Abbey Makes painting trips to Rome with his son Bob and also returns to work in Ronda culminating in major exhibitions in Spain at the Convento de Santo Domingo, Ronda, and the Galeria Italcable, Malaga in 2006 and 2008.