Norman, Doug and Luke Kemp

Central, Doug Kemp on his 80th Birthday flanked by his youngest brother Norman and son Luke.

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The fifth business is a term used in opera. Those roles, being neither those of hero nor heroine, confederate nor villain, but which were nonetheless essential to bring about recognition or the announcement were called the fifth business in drama and opera companies; The player who acted these parts were often referred to as the fifth business…could be painters could be added to this group?

The fifth business is a term used in opera., Doug Kemp

The first day at Walthamstow School of Art: 1959. Stuart Ray head of school said to me Douglas! the first thing you lose going to art school is your artistic virginity, then you spend the rest of your life trying to get it back…Still trying Stuart.

Stuart Ray head of school, Walthamstow School of Art

Fred Dubery said you work on a picture, then there comes a time when the picture will tell you what to do with it, very good advice Fred.

Fred Dubery