Fred Dubery 1926-2011, a painter of true distinction who was devoted to Suffolk Landscape." Essentially English" as William Packer wrote in THE TIMES, May 21st 2011. Apart from his work, he was passionate about good literature, poetry and classical music. He was a painter's painter, much loved by his students because he was generous with his time and knowledge.

As well as painting in Suffolk Fred enjoyed travelling to France and, in particular, Italy to study the paintings from Giotto onwards, and indeed earlier Pompeii paintings.

Modest, almost self-effacing, his ambition was simply to work at bettering his skills as a painter and colourist with a very particular eye view of a subject. He concentrated on a powerfully portrayed atmosphere, not given to all. Even electric light interested him together with general effects of light and shade. He painted only that which he found interesting - never "merely" to sell.

Educated at Whitgift Grammar School, Croydon followed by conscription in the army (1944-1948) Fred then studied at Croydon Art School and then The Royal College of Art (1950-1953). He was a tutor at the Royal Academy Schools where he became Professor of Perspective in 1984. He was also a lecturer at The Walthamstow School of Art (from 1958). Fred exhibited in many places including the Royal Academy and the historic New English Art Club, being elected a member in 1956. He also held one-man shows at the Trafford Gallery and later with the New Grafton.