Sherborne Art Club

Our Artists

Gallery Selection

Latest News

IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR. The Turner Prize is with us again and this year the shortlised four artists have their ...

Read More

“DREAM IN COLOUR; THINK (OR BELIEVE) IN BLACK AND WHITE” may have been uttered  by Jonathan T.K. B...

Read More

Artist Profile

Allen Freiesleben


A lasting influence, from the age of about five, was the bright colour of Disney and Warner Brothers' animations, and I aspired from an early age to be a cartoonist. In the early 1950s, I was made aware of 'fine art' and all the 'isms', beginning with Impressionism, through reading R. H. Wilenski's 'French Modern Painters', a wonderful book combining art criticism with the social history of the early 20th century. I was particularly taken with work by Picasso (especially the later Cubism), Matisse and the German Expressionists, which led to an admiration and easy acceptance of abstract and modern, non-figurative art. Cartoons, after all, are abstractions.

- Cartoons published in the Daily Mirror; TV Times; Punch; Spectator; New Statesman and Leisure Painter

- Cover design for Punch

- Cartoons and fourteen cover illustrations for The Oldie Magazine

- Numerous mixed open exhibitions, one-man show of mono-prints and shared exhibition with son, Lawrence.

COPYRIGHT LAW: BY LAW the express permission of the Artist and Copyright Holder MUST be obtained for any further use of these pictures.

About Me

Share profile

Share My Profile

Share My Profile