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Carel Victor Morlais Weight (1908-1997), Painter and teacher of art
Sitter in 16 portraits
Artist of 2 portraits
Attended Hammersmith School of Art and Goldsmiths' College. Later joined the teaching staff of the Royal College of Art and became Head of Painting in 1957, a post he held until his retirement in 1973. Peter Blake, David Hockney and Allen Jones were taught by him. His own art owed much to the influence of Edvard Munch and Stanley Spencer. From the former came the nervy edge of suspense and from the latter the record of apparent everyday scenes invested with meaning beyond the ordinary. His subject matter was the landscape of urban, often derelict, South London, inhabited by detached, alienated beings often at odds with the elements.