But he painted his breakfast

Robert Hurdle, 28 year-old art student in a Bloomsbury basement room, bought herrings, eggs and mushrooms. The fish and mushrooms were for breakfast, but he never ate them. The eggs were for a friend in hospital. Instead, he painted them.

And last night his work earned him praise from Sir Alfred Munnings, President of the Royal Academy, at the Kentish Drovers public house in Peckham, S.E. where Camberwell students had staged an exhibition.


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