|Paul Fletcher was Art School trained at an interesting period just post World War ll. Both staff and students were influenced no doubt by the desire to build a creative and constructive atmosphere after the recent depredations. The first four years were at Goldsmith's College of Art were followed by a further four years at the Royal College of Art. While at the R.C.A. Fletcher became friendly with the sculptor Jacob Epstein who reinforced his already considerable interest in portrait sculpture.