NORTH WOOTTON: Artist enjoys his first exhibition at the age of 90
An artist has been given a very special 90th birthday present – his first exhibition.
Frederick Low, known as Dick, was joined by family and friends in North Wootton Village Hall on Saturday to mark this milestone birthday.
Mr Low, who lives in the village, has been combining his two passions of horses and art for many years but his pieces have never been brought together in one place before.
His son Toby said: “He was amazed and chuffed. It was really good to see old friends.
“This is the first time we have put on an exhibition and he had to wait until he was 90.”
During World War II he served with the King’s Royal Rifles and was injured twice. He took part in the D-Day landings in Normandy in June 1944 and was wounded by shrapnel during the battle for Caen; then he was wounded by machine gun fire in 1945 while fighting in Germany.
After the war he went on to work for the Cambridge and District Cattle Breeders’ group and came to live here when he was posted to Lynn with his late wife Dorothy.
Mr Low retired in 1980 which allowed him more time to draw and work with horses.
His son Toby said: “Horses are a great passion and he is an expert in them. “People used to come for miles to get his advice. He is a horse whisperer.”
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