Selected biography

1932 Born in Huddersfield, Yorkshire
1945-46 Educated at Coventry School of Art
1954 First solo show, at the Piccadilly Gallery, London
1954-89 Exhibited regularly in mixed shows at the Royal Academy of Arts
1957 Retrospective at Herbert Art Gallery, Coventry
1959-74 Taught at Hornsey College of Art and the Byam Shaw School of Art
1972-83 Visiting tutor at the Royal College of Art
1979 Elected Royal Academican
1981 Made a Fellow of the Royal College of Art
1983 Retired as visiting tutor at the Royal College of Art
Featured along with Elizabeth Blackadder, Robin Philipson and Albert Irvin in the BBC documentary 'A Feeling for Paint: Four Artists and their Material'
1985-94 Showed regularly with Fischer Fine Art
1985-87 Ruskin Master of Drawing at Oxford University
1986 Commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery to paint the portrait of Sir Dirk Bogarde
1988 Commissioned as part of the Aldeburgh Festival to create the stage design for Tchaikovsky's opera 'lolanta'
1990 Commissioned to paint the portrait of Lord Sainsbury
1994-present Shows with the Redfern Gallery

Selected solo exhibitions

1954 Piccadilly Gallery, London
1957 57 Gallery, Edinburgh
Coventry City Art Gallery (Retrospective)
1958 The Stone Gallery, Newcastle
1961 Bear Lane Gallery, Oxford
1964 Galerie du Tours, San Francisco and Los Angeles
1968 Galleria Carbonesi, Bologna
Galleria Vinciana, Milan
1970 27 Gallery, Northampton
1972 Northampton Art Gallery (Retrospective)
1974, '77, '80, '85 Galerie XX, Hamburg
1985, '89 Fischer Fine Art, London
1986 Cunningham Knowler Gallery, Winchester
1988 Aldeburgh Festival
1992 Alresford Gallery, Alresford
1994 onwards Redfern Gallery, London
2016 Huddersfield Art Gallery (Retrospective)

Selected group exhibitions

1953 A.I.A Gallery, London
1954 Royal Academy of Arts, London, 'Summer Exhibition'
1958 Bruges, 'International Biennale of Realistic Art'
1959 Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, 'John Moores'
1962 'British Self-Portraits', touring show of the UK organised by the Arts Council of Great Britain
1967 Paris, 'Salon de la Jeune Peinture'
1969 Royal College of Art, London, 'Fine Art for Industry'
1974 Hayward Gallery, London, 'British Painting '74'
1977 Royal Academy of Arts, London, ’25 Years of British Painting’
1979 'The British Art Show 1', touring show of the Uk organised by the Arts Council of Great Britain
1982 Leicester Museum and Art Gallery, 'Royal Academy Diploma Works'
1983 The Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts
1987 National Portrait Gallery, London, 'New Acquisitions'
1988 Royal College of Art, London, ‘Exhibition Road’
1991 Graves Art Gallery, London, ‘The Absent Presence’
1992, '97, 2000, '02, '05 Mall Galleries, London, ‘Discerning Eye’
2011 Whitechapel Gallery, London, 'Government Art Collection: At Work'
2012-13 Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, 'Government Art Collection: Revealed'
2014-15 Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, 'British Self-Portraits: Highlights from the Ruth Borchard Collection'
2019 Ferens Art Gallery, Hull, 'Reflection: British Art in the Age of Change'

Selected collections

Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal
Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London
The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archeology, Oxford
Contemporary Art Society, London
Ferens Art Gallery, Hull
Government Art Collection, London
The Hepworth Wakefield
Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, Coventry
Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow
Huddersfield Art Gallery
Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum
Manchester Art Gallery
Museum of London
National Portrait Gallery, London
Newport Museum and Art Gallery
Northampton Museums and Art Gallery
The Royal Library, Windsor Castle
Royal Academy of Arts, London
Royal College of Art, London
Royal College of Psychiatrists, London
Ruth Borchard Collection, London
Swindon Art Gallery
Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne
Ulster Museum, Belfast
Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester

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