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Bruce Killeen obituary

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My father, Bruce Killeen, who has died aged 86, was a painter and poet, and a passionate man. He loved vermilion and the ember colours, raw umber, burnt umber, burnt sienna, cadmium red, chrome yellow, titanium white, ultramarine, cobalt blue. He painted every day, and wrote and photographed and taught.

Bruce was born in Sutton Coldfield, then in Warwickshire, son of Irene (nee Evans) and Major Charles Killeen. His father fought in both first and second world wars and later started a paper and sticky tape factory in Birmingham. Bruce went to local schools and read English literature at Oxford, but never received training as an artist; training, he said, was for racehorses.

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