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  • Hooper, George

    English colorist par excellence, George Hooper was born in India in 1910. Trained at the Slade and the Royal Academy schools, where he won two gold medals and a scholarship, the bold, vivid colour of his work owes more to the influence of his early life in India and time spent later in Mediterranean Italy and France. Though described by those...

  • Hughes, Patrick

    Patrick was born in Birmingham, England in October 1939. His first exhibition was in 1961 and his first reverspective, Sticking-out Room, was made in 1964. He has been exhibiting with Angela Flowers Gallery (now Flowers Gallery) since 1970. Hughes’ work is concerned with optical and visual illusions, the science of perception and the nature o...

  • Huxley, Paul

    Paul Huxley was born in London in 1938.  He studied at Harrow School of Art from 1951 until 1956 when, at the age of seventeen, he was admitted to the Royal Academy Schools where he graduated in 1960. His first solo exhibition was at the Rowan Gallery, London in 1963.  In 1964 he was selected by Bryan Robertson for ‘The New Generation’ at the...

  • Irvin, Albert

    Contributor to Chelsea Arts Club centenary portfolio

  • Irwin, Gwyther

    (David) Gwyther (Broome) Irwin (7 May 1931 – 18 October 2008) was a British abstract artist born in Basingstoke, Hampshire, who had lived much of his life in north Cornwall. He was educated in Dorset, at Goldsmith’s College and at the Central School of Art in London 1951–1954. Irwin first came to prominence in 1957 with an exhibition at Galle...

  • James, Juliet

    A witty and stylish artist with a deft affinity for the female figure.

  • Jones, David

    “Absolutely unique - a remarkable genius” is how Kenneth Clark described David Jones, who was not only an artist and engraver but also a poet, highly regarded by both TS Eliot and WH Auden.  His fame and reputation are set to be re-invigorated by two exhibitions in 2016 - David Jones: Vision and Memory at the Pallant House Gallery in Chichest...

  • Kerimova, Elena

    Elena Aleksandrovna Kerimova, born in Kharkov, Ukraine in 1925, was a member of the Soviet Artist’s Union. This self portrait of her in Cossack dress and the work shown below were among the small number of her paintings that were brought to the UK in the early 1990s.

  • Kestleman, Morris RA

    Morris Kestelman’s parents were Jewish immigrants from Russia. Born in 1905, he grew up in Whitechapel in London’s East End, winning a scholarship to the Central school of Art and Design in 1922. He later became a stage designer and art teacher and his own work was shown at among others the V&A, Royal Academy, London Group and New English...

  • Kling, Anton

    Anton Kling, born in 1881, was a student of Gustav Klimt and member of the Vienna Secession and Vienna Workshop groups of artists who pioneered Art Nouveau in Austria before the Great War.  With Klimt and others he was one of the organisers of the Vienna Art Show (Wiener Kunstschau) of 1908 which brought Art Nouveau painting and design work t...

  • Lee-Elliott, Theyre

    Born David Lee Theyre Elliott in 1903 (we aren’t exactly sure when or why he rearranged his given name) this interesting artist first made his reputation in the 1930s as designer of some classic Art Deco logos such as the Imperial Airways Speedbird and the Royal Mail’s Air Mail symbol (many more of his designs can be seen

  • Lefever, Geoffrey

    Most of the works shown here featured in our “When they were young…” touring exhibition.

  • London Group of 1980

    The London Group was founded in 1913 by British artists who were tired of the stuffiness of the Royal Academy of the day and decided to set up an association that would exhibit the work of the up and coming generation.

  • Mara, Tim

    Tim Mara was the leading printmaker of his generation.

  • Margit, Zsofi

    Born in Romania, Zsofi Margit recently graduated from the Royal Academy Schools in London having previously studied at the University for Fine Arts in Budapest.  Much of her work is a contemporary take on the tradition of still life, focusing on everyday objects, materials and spaces. The pair of works here were first shown in the Flock 2017 ...

  • Marin, Manuel

    Born in Murcia, Spain in 1942, Manuel Marin became a bullfighter at age 16 before travelling to England, then to the USA, where he developed a love for sculpture, especially the work of Alexander Calder, whose influence can clearly be seen in the fine works in metal and primary colours on show here.

  • Martin, Barry

    Barry Martin became the most versatile and prolific British exponent of Kinetic Art in London in the ‘Swinging Sixties’ and early Seventies. To the generations still seeking to escape the towering influence of Henry Moore, Kinetic Art offered a European alternative to the Anglo-American options of Pop Art, Abstract Expressionism, Conceptual A...

  • Matta, Roberto

    Born in Chile, Matta became an important figure in the evolution of Surrealism, painting dreamlike, internal “inscapes” early on and, later, intense compositions reflecting the psychic damage caused by Europe’s ongoing wars. Shifting biomorphic shapes painted or drawn in vivid colours populated Matta’s often-apocalyptic scenes, conveying conf...

  • McIntyre, Fiona

    Fiona McIntyre is a founding member of The Arborealists. Her work appears in our exhibition Inspired by trees.

  • Mokrozhitsky, VL

    Villi Leopol’dovich Mokrozhitsky, born Khakov, Ukraine in 1928, was a stalwart of the Socialist Realist school, whose work celebrated the Soviet revolutionary spirit.

  • Morton, Cavendish

    All the works by Cavendish Marton shown here featured in the “When they were young…” touring exhibition during 2016.  TMore information about this exhibition in our NEWS section.

  • Muntz, Elizabeth

    Betty Muntz was a leading light in the new generation of woman artists who made their mark soon after the First World War.

  • Myers, Bernard

    A Modern British artist who deserves to be better known, Bernard Myers’ work very successfully bridges the abstract/figurative divide in British art of the mid 20th century.

  • Orr, Chris

    For more information about Britain’s most humorous artist take a look at his Royal Academy web page: https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/artist/chris-orr-ra

  • Palmer, Robert

    British artist 1927 - 2005. Federation of British Artists. Royal Institute of Oil Painters. Other works are held by the Russel Cotes Art Gallery, Bournemouth.

  • Paolozzi, Sir Eduardo

    One of the most distinctive and original British artists of the 20th century, Paolozzi’s work embraced painting, sculpture and design.

  • Pawle, John

    John Pawle’s biography is more like that of Boy’s Own hero than a typical artist. A gifted sportsman who played cricket for Harrow and Cambridge and was a world class rackets player, he fought in destroyers in the Royal Navy, before becoming a stockbroker after the war.  It was only when he reached retirement age that he took up painting in e...

  • Petley-Jones, Llewellyn

    Born in Edmonton in 1908, Llewellyn began learning his craft from magazines, books and other sources and quickly showed a gift for painting and drawing. After working as a bank clerk for three years, he turned to painting. In 1927 he became a member of the Edmonton Art Club and in 1931 one of the original members of the Alberta Society of Art...

  • Phillips, Tom

    Bio from Brooks gallery: Tom Phillips was born in London in 1937. He attended St Catherine’s College, Oxford in 1957, where he read English and at the same time studied drawing at the Ruskin School. In 1961 he went to Camberwell School of Art where his chief source of inspiration was Frank Auerbach. He went on to teach at Bath Acade...

  • Plosky, Jonas

    Born in 1940 Jonas Plosky studied at Hornsey College of Art, then made his living as a designer and illustrator while developing his strong talent as a landscape painter. Many of his landscapes feature the fells, dales and upland, especially of North Wales. But it was also the diversity of his work - reflected in the three very different work...

  • Porter, Michael

    Michael Porter was born 1948 in Derbyshire, a county renowned for its rugged natural beauty, as a child and youth he made the most of his surroundings, walking the dales and climbing the local grit stone.

  • Preece, Daniel

    A bold colourist with a strong sense of geometry Dan typically portrays cityscapes where day and night seem to merge and where you can’t be sure if the light is natural or artificial. Though there is hardly a human figure to be seen in these paintings, the colours are warm, and the stark city environment is often suffused with a bold, vivid c...

  • Procktor, Patrick

    Patrick Procktor (born in 1936) first came to fame when his work - along with that of David Hockney, John Hoyland and Bridget Riley - featured in the New Generation exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery in 1962. Generally recognised as one of the most important artists of that generation, he was a close friend of Francis Bacon, Derek Jarman a...

  • Reynolds, Alan

    Unique among British artists, Alan Reynolds changed the course of his career dramatically in his early 30s. Until then his work had focussed on the plants and landscape of his native Suffolk and rural Kent, but in 1968 he abandoned representational painting completely in favour of “the concrete image”, typically geometric tonal images and rel...

  • Rolt, David

    The society portrait painter whose real love was painting trees.

  • Ryan, Adrian

    Adrian Ryan (1920 - 1998) went to Eton as a boy, studied at the Slade and taught at Goldsmith’s College. Much of his painting was done in Suffolk, France and Cornwall; his work was shown at among others the Royal Academy, Redfern gallery and London Group exhibitions.

  • Sayers, Brian

    Brian Sayers was born in Bromley and was educated at the Slade School of Art between 1974 and 1978. Although an accomplished portraitist and sometime landscape painter, Sayers is best known for his dense and haunting still life paintings. Sayers often arranges objects in a grid-like pattern on a tabletop, yet the objects appear to have no dir...

  • Sedgley, Peter

    Peter Sedgley has been described as ‘one of the most single-minded of artists’. After abandoning his career as an architect, he devoted himself to the exploration of colour relationships. Like other members of the emerging Op art movement of the 1960s, Sedgley was fascinated by optical sensations produced by intricate geometric patterns and p...

  • Shoa, Nahem

    Nahem Shoa is a member of The Arborealists, a group of artists with a keen interest in trees, and is also a leading portrait painter, whose work has attracted attention for its large scale formats and bold sense of colour. Watch the video to get a full idea of his boldly original work.

  • Smith, Stan

    This is just a small array of Stan Smith’s works. We have many others from his estate and personal collection and have created special pages where you can peruse them by genre. Please click on the links below to see them:

  • Storey, G. Adolphus

    George Adolphus Storey RA (1834-1919) was an English portrait painter, genre painter and illustrator.

  • Sullivan, Benjamin

    Benjamin Sullivan, born in 1977, is best known as a portrait painter. He won the BP Portrait Award in 2017 for “Breech”, a remarkably honest and tender portrait of his wife suckling their baby daughter.  Other notable works include “All Souls Triptych”, a large group portrait of the staff of All Souls college, Oxford, and more recently,  port...

  • Unknown Artist

    Sometimes we come across works by artists we cannot identify, maybe because their work is unsigned or a signature is illegible.

  • Wedlake Hatton, Jacqueline

    Jacqueline, based in Cornwall, is a member of The Arborealists, the group of artists who share a special affinity for trees. Her work features in our exhibition, Inspired by trees, June 2021.

  • Weight, Carel

    Photo: artist’s self portrait in National Portrait Gallery

  • Wheeler, Alex

    Alex Wheeler, a star of our Artists over 75 project , was a successful sculptor but now finds chiselling stone a bit hard to manage and is retraining as a painter. She is currently a pupil of another our featured artists, Melisa Scott-Miller, at Heatherley’s fine art school in Chelsea.

  • White, David

    One of our aims is offer a showplace for the work of  artists who deserve greater recognition. David White is a veteran British artist who perfectly fits this category.  Now in his late seventies, David was an infant when the Luftwaffe was bombing British cities during World War Two. He became a pupil of the Manchester painter Norman Shackloc...

  • Wolfe, Edward

    Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, Edward Wolfe came to London in 1916 where he studied at the Regents Street Polytechnic and the Slade School of Art. In 1917 he was invited by Roger Fry to join the Omega Workshops and exhibited with them the following year. He was one of the first to champion Henri Matisse who remained a lasting influence o...

  • Works by other artists

    A  convenient grouping of all our one-off pieces produced by a wide range of artists.

  • Yates, Jack

    Not to be confused with the Irish painter of similar name, Jack Yates was an English painter who lived in London and taught at the Camden Art Centre.