Alfred Daniels 1924-2015
Alfred Daniels was born in London’s East End in 1924 and studied art in the late 1940’s at the Royal College of Art, London. As a young graduate he toured Florence, Venice, Ravenna and Siena where he was deeply impressed by the Italian Primitives. His award winning murals (1952-54) at Hammersmith Town Hall depicting life on the Thames are regarded as a modern classic.
An example of his early painting, rightly compared to the work of the great American artist Ben Shahn, was included in a survey of 1950’s British painting at London’s Barbican Centre.
He was elected a member of the Royal Watercolour Society in 1973. The Royal Society of British Artists in 1983 and elected Keeper of the Royal Society in 1991.