AboutRaymond Martinez rubbed shoulders with David Hockney and Francis Bacon in the 1960s.
He won both the figurative and landscape prizes at The Slade (a rare feat)
His work was bought by David Niven, the artist Lowry, Curt Yurgens (baddie out of James Bond) and Robert Morley.
He became disillussioned with the UK 30 years ago and left to paint in Tuscany, no one has heard from him until his recent return.
He is showing this past 30 years' work in Mayfair next month - 33 beautiful landscapes in oil.