Biography

1936 Born in Dublin; after father's death in 1940, is brought up by mother and maternal grandparents in London
1946 Attends Highgate School, where taught by Kyffin Williams RA
1954-6 Conscripted into the Royal Navy and works as an interpretation on trips to Russia
1958-62 Enters the Slide School of Fine Art; teachers include William Coldstream and Keith Vaughan
1963 Solo show at the Redfern Gallery; most of the work is sold before the opening. Moves into Coldstream's old flat in Manchester Street - his home for the next 36 years
1964 Shown in 'The New Generation', alongside Patrick Caulfield, Hockney and Bridget Riley, at the Whitechapel
1965 Second show at The Redfern. Starts teaching at Camberwell. Befriends Francis Bacon and Cecil Beaton.
1967 Designs costumes for 'Cage of God' at Sadler's Wells Theatre
1968 Portraits of friends, including Ossie Clark and Derek Jarman, are shown at The Redfern
1970 Solo voyage to India, with subsequent watercolours shown at The Redfern. Some are translated into aquatints, marking the start of a successful relationship with printmaking; prints published by Editions Alecto
1972 Watercolours of Venice shown at the nearby Galleria del Cavallino
1973 Marries Kirsten Benson, with son Nicholas born a year later
1976 Selected for John Moores Painting Prize, and illustrates a new edition of Coledrige's 'Rime of the Ancient Mariner'
1980 First modern artist to visit China since the Cultural Revolution
1983 Commissioned by the Imperial War Museum to paint the portraits of soldiers in Belize
1984 Death of Kirsten. Travels to Egypt, with new work shown at the Redfern
1991 Prize-winner at 'The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition'
1996 Elected RA
2002 Shortlisted for Charles Wollaston Award, at the RA 'Summer Exhibition'

Selected solo exhibitions

1963, '65, '67, '68, '69 Redfern Gallery, London
1968 Lee Nordness Gallery, New York
1970, '72, '74 Redfern Gallery, London
1971 Studio la Citta, Verona
1972 Galleria del Cavallino, Venice
1973 Salisbury Festival
1975 Rochdale Art Gallery
Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield
1980, '85, '87 Redfern Gallery, London
1985 Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery (and tour of the UK)
1986 Harris Museum and Art Gallery
1987 Le Cadre Gallery, Hong Kong
1989 Davies Memorial Gallery, Powys (and tour of the UK)
1996 Redfern Gallery, London
2010 Redfern Gallery, London
2012 Huddersfield Art Gallery
2014 Galerie de France, Paris
2016 Arts University Bournemouth
2017 Redfern Gallery, London

Selected group exhibitions

1957 Redfern Gallery, London, 'Summer Exhibition'
1959 Arts Council of Great Britain touring exhibition, 'Young Contemporaries'
'The Vienna Youth Festival'
1962 Art Federation Galleries, London, 'The London Group Annual Exhibition'
1963 Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, 'John Moores Painting Prize'
1964 Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, 'The New Generation'
Bradford City Art Gallery, 'Spring Exhibition'
1968 AIA Gallery, London, 'Four Works by Twelve Artists'
1969 Künstlerhaus Wien, '12 Britische Artisten: Graphik und Objekte'
1976 Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, 'John Moores Painting Prize'
1991 Mall Galleries, London, 'Sunday Times Watercolour Competition'
1996 Royal Academy, London, 'Summer Exhibition' (annually until 2004)
2011 Tate Britain, London, 'Watercolour'
2014 Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, 'British Self-Portraits from the Ruth Borchard Collection',
2016 Redfern Gallery, London, 'Pure Romance'
2017 Tate Britain, London, 'Queer British Art 1861-1967'

Selected collections

Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London
British Council Collection, London
British Museum, London
Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge
Government Art Collection, London
Los Angeles County Museum
Metropolitan Musem, New York
Museum of Modern Art, New York
National Portrait Gallery, London
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Royal Academy of Arts, London
Royal Air Force Museum, London
Museo de Arte São Paulo, Brazil
Museums Sheffield
The Old Jail Center, Albany, Texas
The Ruth Borchard Collection, London
Tate
Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Whitworth Art Gallery, University of Manchester

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