Biography

1937 Born in Bradford
1952-57 Studies at Bradford Regional College of Art alongside David Hockney, John Loker and David Oxtoby
1957-61 Studied painting at the Royal College of Art, London
1960 Wins the Lloyd Landscape Scholarship and the Abbey Minor Travelling Scholarship
1965 Solo show at Mercury Gallery, London
Bus tour of the USA with Hockney, Patrick Procktor and Colin Self
1968 Solo show at the Hanover Gallery, London, with a painting purchased by the Arts Council of Great Britain
1969 Second visit to the US, meeting up with Hockney, who is now living in California
1971 Second solo show at the Hanover Gallery, with a major painting is acquired by the Tate Gallery.
Produces a lithograph for the publisher Editions Alecto, 'Louvered Shutter, Evening', an impression of which i acquired by MoMA, New York
1972 Collaborates with master intaglio printers James Collyer and John Crossley of JC editions, who print all of his plates from now on
Exhibits in the 'British International Print Biennale', Bradford
1974 Appointed Gregory Fellow in Painting at University of Leeds
1975 Retrospective of prints at Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol
1977 Second show of recent paintings and prints at Arnolfini Gallery
1978 Small show of prints at the Tate Gallery, London
1979 Multiple prizewinner at 'British International Print Biennale', Bradford
1980 Large-scale prints retrospective at the Redfern Gallery, London
1982 Prizewinner at 'British International Print Biennale', Bradford
1983 Selected Associate Royal Academician, as a printmaker
1985 Print of Levens Hall Gardens is chosen as the lead image of the RA 'Summer Exhibition'
1987 Completes the first Pirelli artist residency at Wimbledon School of Art
1988 Final print of a fallen tree at Kensington Gardens, London

Selected solo exhibitions

1963 Mercury Gallery, London
1965 Hanover Gallery, London
1968 Hanover Gallery, London
1972 William Weston Gallery, London
1974 Maltzahn Gallery, London
1975 Leeds City Art Gallery
1975 Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol
1977 Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol
1978 The Redfern Gallery, London
1980-89 The Redfern Gallery, London
2004 Compass Gallery, Glasgow
2014 Redfern Gallery, London
2014 Royal Academy of Arts, London
2014 Dye House Gallery, Bradford College

Selected group exhibitions

1971 ICA, London, 'Editions Alecto Graphics'
1972-79 Cartwright Hall, Bradford, 'British International Print Biennale'
1974 Brooklyn Museum, New York, 'New British Printmakers'
Musée d’Art et d’Histoire, Geneva, 'Graveurs anglais contemporains'
1975 Alva Aalto Museum, Finland, 'Graphica Creativa'
1975 'Chichester National Art Exhibition' (prizewinner)
1976 Victoria & Albert Museum, London, 'Constable's Stonehenge'
Tate Gallery, London, 'For John Constable'
1977-89 'British Artists' Prints 1972-77', British Council touring exhibition
1977 Royal Academy of Arts, London, 'British Painting 1952-1977'
1978 British Council touring show of Canada, 'Certain Traditions: Recent British and Canadian Art'
1979 Victoria & Albert Museum, 'Photography in Printmaking'
1979 Arts Council of Great Britain touring show of the UK, 'The First British Art Show'
1980-89 Royal Academy of Arts, London, 'Summer Exhibition'
1981 Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, Japan, 'International Impact Art Festival'
1982 Bilbao Exhibition Centre, 'Arteder '82'
1983 Kanagawa Prefectural Gallery, 'Independants Exhibition of Prints'
1984, '87 Taipei Fine Arts Museum, 'International Print Exhibit'
1987 Cartwright Hall, Bradford, 'Bradford Contemporary Artists'
1988 CCA Galleries, London, 'Kew: The British Garden'
1993 Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, 'Art of this World'
2003 City Art Centre, Edinburgh, 'Editions Alecto: A Fury for Prints'
2008 The Redfern Gallery, London, 'The Norman Stevens Tribute Exhibition'
2017 Salisbury Museum, Wiltshire, 'British Art: Ancient Landscapes'

Selected collections

Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums
Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London
Bradford College
Bradford Museums & Galleries
British Council Collection, London
British Museum, London
Government Art Collection, London
Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Preston
Imperial War Museums
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana
Leeds Museums & Galleries
McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas
Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
Museums Sheffield
National Museum Wales
Museum of Modern Art, New York
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
National Trust
Paintings in Hospitals
Royal Academy of Arts, London
University of Leeds
Tate
Touchstones Rochdale
Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Yale Center for British Art, New Haven Connecticut

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