Donald Pass

Etchings and Paintings by Donald Pass

Donald Pass was a British painter and visionary artist whose art has often been compared to that of William Blake by reviewers. He is known for work based on a vision he experienced, which has been interpreted as the Resurrection of the Dead. His work is found in museums and private collections in Europe, the United States, and Australia.

Born in Congleton, Cheshire, Donald attended the King’s school in Macclesfield. He then enrolled at Burslem College of Art in 1947, from where he won a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Art in London. When he was called up for national service, a medical examination found that Donald’s eyesight was poor. He instead began teaching art at Walsall Art College, moving to Drake Hall Prison in Stafford, where he managed to establish art on the curriculum, and later to Liverpool College of Art where John Lennon was one of his students.

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