Peter STARTUP b. 1921
Painter and sculptor in wood. Born 11 December 1921 at Fulham, London. Studied at the Hammersmith School of Arts and Crafts 1935–9, and part-time at the Central School 1943–4; also at the Ruskin School of Drawing 1944–5 and the Slade School 1945–8, where he first became interested in sculpture which, with a British Council scholarship, he studied at the Abbaye de la Cambre, Brussels, 1948–9. Gave up painting for sculpture c. 1951. First one-man exhibition of gouaches and drawings at Roland, Browse and Delbanco 1952. First one-man exhibition of sculpture at the A.I.A. Gallery 1962. Taught at Guildford School of Art 1949–59, at Willesden School of Art 1954–8 and at Bath Academy of Art, Corsham, 1960–2; has taught at Ealing School of Art since 1960 and at Wimbledon School of Art since 1962.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II