Andrew G Purches

artist and master print maker 1939 - 2020

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Andrew was born in Croydon in 1939, the eldest of three he was brought up in Nottinghamshire and Norfolk, where he spent his childhood, apart from school, with his Mother and Father in rural vicarages. His father Samual Leslie was a trained electrical engineer and later ordained in the Anglican church.

Educated at the Prebendal school and later Ardingly, where Earnest Constable, his art master, influenced his direction into Art.