Howard Hodgkin

Howard Hodgkin is a British printmaker and painter, born in London in 1932. He studied at the Camberwell School of Art from 1949 to 1950, followed by the Bath Academy of Art between 1950-1954. He has served as a trustee of both the Tate Gallery and the National Gallery, London and in 1992 he was knighted […]

Bruce McClean

Bruce McLean is a Scottish performance artist and painter. He was born in Glasgow and studied at the Glasgow School of Art from 1961 to 1963, and at St Martin’s School of Art in London, from 1963 to 1966. His sculpture class was taken by Anthony Carow. In a reaction to the attitude of the latter he began making sculpture from […]

Frank Auerbach

Frank Auerbach was born in Germany, however, in 1939 his parents sent him to England to escape the Nazis as part of the Kindertransport Programme. Even at a young age, his artistic ability was evident. He went on to study at St Martin’s School of Art in London from 1948 to 1952. After that he […]

Julian Opie

Julian Opie was born in 1958 in London and brought up in Oxford. He studied at Goldsmith’s College of Art from 1979 to 1982 and is one of Britain’s top contemporary artists. He describes his art as a process of making equivalents. His highly stylised work, involves the reduction of photographs (or short films) into […]

Mark Francis

Mark Francis first became known in the early 90s for his seductive paintings of magnified cells and microbes. Since then he has exhibited widely both in the UK and abroad, playing a part in the recent boom in British art. While he has always remained slightly distanced from the brasher core of young British artists, […]

Robert Hodgins

Robert Hodgins immigrated to South Africa when he was 18. In 1940 Hodgins joined the Union Defense Forces and served in Kenya and then Egypt. In 1944 he returned to England and later attended Goldsmiths College, London where he studied art and education. In 1951 Hodgins received an Arts and Crafts Certificate at Goldsmiths and […]