Honorary Graduate, 12 July 2013 11am - Peter Welton

Posted by er134 at Jul 11, 2013 02:25 PM |
Leicester-based artist and formerly Professor of Fine Art at Leicester Polytechnic

Peter Welton is a full-time artist whose work includes the 144ft-long Knighton Road mural, commissioned by the University of Leicester.

Mr Welton’s artistry began in 1957 when he attended Durham University of study Fine Art. After graduating in 1960, became a stage designer in the Newscastle-upon-Tyne Playhouse theatre where he even performed in a small role alongside Michael Caine.

Before retiring to become a full-time artist, Welton was involved with art education; taking up lecturing posts in the Newcastle College of Art and a professorship at Leicester polytechnic, now De Montfort University.

As a full-time artist, Peter Welton has been commissioned to paint a French landscape for Her Majesty the Queen.

Mr Peter Welton will be presented with an Honorary Doctorate of Letters at this week’s Graduation Ceremony on Friday 12 July 2013.

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