Colin Moss, ARCA (London) (1914-2005) was a well-known painter, draughtsman, printmaker and teacher. He was born in Ipswich. Moss studied at Plymouth Art School 1930-34 and then at the Royal College of Art 1934-38. In 1939 he completed mural paintings for the British Pavilion at the New York World’s Fair. During World War II Colin Moss was a camouflage designer to the Ministry of Home Security. After demobilisation he was appointed Senior Lecturer at Ipswich School of Art, a position he held until retirement in 1979. He studied under the Expressionist master Oskar Kokoschka in Austria in 1961 which helped develop further his use of intense colour in his own work. Moss exhibited widely and held one man shows at The Kensington Gallery in 1951 and the Zwemmer Gallery, also in London, in 1955. His works is represented in a number of public collections including The British Museum, The Government Art Collection, The Imperial War Museum, and Ipswich Borough Council Museums & Galleries. He was elected chairman of Ipswich Art Club in 1980 and later became its president.