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John Picking was born in Lancashire in 1939 and he showed an aptitude for painting at an early age.
After studies at Wigan School of Art, where he obtained the National Diploma in Design, Governors' Medal and Travelling Scholarship to Paris, he went to Edinburgh College of Art to study painting.
He won various awards there including the Sketch Club Prize and a major Andrew Grant Travelling Scholarship which allowed (showing 500 of 5416 characters).