Paul Montem Clarke (1915-1999)
Painter, born in Nova Scotia, Canada who studied at Watford School of Art, Croydon School of Art, 1935-39 and after World War II at the School of Painting, the Royal College of Art where he gained his Diploma with a silver medal for Special Distinction in Painting. He was employed as a graphic designer in the printing industry for three years before serving with the Royal Horse and East African Artillery during the World War II. As a teacher he was Head of the Department of Foundation Studies in Art and Design at North Staffordshire Polytechnic. He exhibited at the RA, NEAC, UA, Keele University and at numerous provincial galleries including the Stoke-on-Trent Art Gallery which has several examples of his work in their permanent collection. Paul Clarke was a member of the Society of Staffordshire Artists.