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This website is dedicated to the life and work of Ian Fraser ARCA

Ian was an artist born in 1933, who lived and worked in the UK from the late 1950ís until his untimely death in 1986 at the age of 53.

He trained in print making at the Royal College of Art, but as he grew older he was more compelled to paint to express his ideas. During his life, he worked as an art lecturer, mostly at Hornsey College of Art. Teaching in an art school exposed him to many contemporary ideas and freed him from the commercial necessity to sell his work. He was free to follow whatever trail his intellect desired, exploring colour, light, landscape and the human condition.

The following pages provide a brief introduction to each phase of his work, from 1959 through to 1986.
All picture sizes are in centimeters (height x width)




  • The studio, Suffolk 1985-6

  • "Grey barn" 1977-78 oil on linen 91x122cm

  • "The Bell opposite" 1980 oil on linen 91x122cm

  • "Zazie" 1966 etching 57x80cm

  • "Carrier bag and sanding discs" 1981 Oil on linen 30x34cm

  • "No 15.71 1971 screenprint 57x68cm

  • "5_9_83" 1983 Oil 31x31cm

  • "Discarded Aircraft" 1972 oil on canvas 61x76cm

  • "No6.69" 1969 screenprint 58x71cm

  • "Incinerator and Phoenix" 1980 Oil on linen 30x34cm

  • "Fragments of a lost civilisation" (detail) 1963 oil and canvas 127x 102cm

  • "Morning Departure" 1977 Oil on canvas 91x102cm

  • "No 10_69" 1969 screenprint 59x71cm

  • "Rainbows End" (detail) 1973 Polymer 183x406cm

  • "October Morning" 1978 Oil-oil ground linen 102x127cm

  • "Sun and rock" 1958 etching 29x46cm

  • "The Island" 1978 Oil on canvas 75x91cm

  • "Enigma 1 - the wise old dog" 1965 Etching 39x57cm

  • "Winter" 1978 Oil on linen 63x76cm

  • "Some Polish cookies for Anna" 1973 Etching 49x61cm

  • "29_6_86" 1986 Oil 26x32cm

  • "Nemesis" (detail) 1963 oil on canvas 153x122cm

  • Unknown title (detail) 1973-4 Polymer 183x406cm

  • "'Hyde Park" 1957 etching 29x46cm

  • "No5.70" 1970 screenprint 58x69cm
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