Bill English


18th June – 1st July 2017

Opening: 18th June 12pm-4pm

A retrospective exhibition of works by Bill English.

Bill English Artist Statement:
“For a painting of mine to excite me it must surprise me, so chance and risk are important elements as is variety in idea, character, scale and treatment. Landscape in one form or another is fundamental to my work, whether more or less obviously so, abstract to a degree inherent is a search for a truth. The only person I aim to please is myself and I never do.”

1948 – 1952 Sunderland College of Art NDD Painting

1952 – 1956 Royal Academy Schools Cert RAS Painting

1956 – 1967 Leeds College of Art

1957 – 1958 RCA James Knott Travelling Scholarship

1959 – 1964 Head of Pre-Diploma Studies, Harrogate School of Art

1964 – 1967 Head of Fine Art, Derby College of Art and Design

1967 – 1972 Head of Fine Art, Trent Polytechnic, Nottingham

1972 – 1988 Principal Norwich School of Art

1973 – 1976 Chairman Norfolk Contemporary Art Society

1989 – 1990 Chairman Chelsea Arts Club

Bill English has held one-man exhibitions in York (64), Norwich (79 & 85), Chelsea (88 & 91), Ipswich (90), Peralada, Catalonia (92), and Espolla (98).

He exhibited regularly in mixed exhibitions in London and various parts of England since his student days and has work in numerous private collections in this country and abroad.



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