Adrian RYAN b. 1920
Painter in oil and watercolour of landscapes, still life and portraits. Born 3 October 1920 in London, son of the portrait painter Vivian D. Ryan. Studied at the Architectural Association 1938–9 and the Slade School 1939–40. Painted in Cornwall 1943–8, France 1948–50 and Suffolk 1951–7. Exhibited at the London Group 1942–3 and at the R.A. from 1949. First one-man exhibition at the Redfern Gallery 1951. Has taught at Goldsmiths' College of Art since 1950.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II