Bernard Dunstan RA PPRWA NEAC (1920 - 2017)
Sadly we report the death of Honorary Member of the Pastel Society Bernard Dunstan RA, PPRWA, NEAC, at the age of 97 years. He was the longest serving Royal Academician.
It is perhaps appropriate to quote Pastel Society Member Felicity House with her tribute to Bernard. (Published in Making a Mark)
I was very sorry to learn that one of our best loved figurative artists Bernard Dunstan has died - he was a wonderful painter and terrifically generous in sharing his skill of making paintings through numerous art magazine articles and his wonderful books - which are so worth reading. Bernard painted his wife Diana Armfield every day - so there are many but I'm happy to have one of these - a pastel drawing on watercolour wash . It was my good fortune to win this back in 1999 when I purchased an RWA fund raising draw ticket - this photographic image is not so good as its under glass but I enjoy looking at it every day. A generous artist in every respect - he leaves much to us all.