This page will contain information about the family history of the artist Peter Herbert Lucas (1911 -1991)

Peter Lucas

Peter Lucas was born in Bournemouth, Dorset on 22nd September 1911.  His mother was the daughter of Sir Oswald Brierly, Marine Painter in Ordinary to Queen Victoria.   He studied at the Royal College of Art and served in the Royal Navy in the Second World War. In 1944 he married Barbara Frankland, but this marriage was later dissolved and in 1960 he married Claudia Wagstaffe (nee Calmon).  They moved to Folkestone, where he became a lecturer at the Folkestone College of Art.   He painted mainly in oils on board and his favourite subject was fishing boats