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Wills tower is part of the University of Bristol campus.

Coronation Time: the floodlit tower of Bristol University, 1953 by Clifford Hanney Edit

HANNEY, Clifford, ARWA.*
Clifford Hanney was born in Pensford in 1890 and was educated at the Merchant Venturers` Secondary School, Bristol. His art training began at the Municipal School of Art, Queen`s Rd., Bristol, from 1913 1914 under B/S R. J. Bush. During the First World he served in the Royal Navy. After the War he returned to his art studies at the West Marlands School of Art at Southampton from 1919 to 1923 and in that year was elected an A.R.W.A. In 1930 he became a Lecturer at Cheshire County Training College, remaining there for twenty years until 1950. In 1933 he was one of the founders of the New Bristol Art Club and in 1951 he became an Artist Member of the Bristol Savages, becoming its President in 1963. Clifford exhibited at the Annual Exhibition from 1951 until 1977 when was aged 87. He must have travelled quite extensively at this time as his subjects ranged from St. Ives in the South to Hadrian`s Wall in the North, abroad he painted Venice and the Italian Lakes. During that period he exhibited at the RA, R.B.A., R.O.I. and the R.W.A. He also had examples of his work at the Manchester and at the Oldham Art Galleries. He died suddenly after a fall a few days after his 100th birthday. (R.S.B)

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