Approved: 16.08.2006

Anthony Whishaw RA


Approved: 16.08.2006

Explorations and re-imagingings of memory.

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  • Location: London
  • Artforms: Painting
  • Tags: collage, environmental


Explorations and re-imagingings of memory.

Experience and ideas of experience, from landscape, interiors, human predicament attempting to capture and play with images jostling to form- just before perception - a kind of mental cubism.

Works, on the edge of representation, varying in intent, scale, depiction, try to reconcile illusion/allusion, abstract/figurative, past/present pictorial languages to create an autonomous, unforeseen visual experience.

Influences: Aesthetic/Formal concern, The human figure, Psychology, Ideas of memory and experience.

Member of the Royal Academy of Arts.

Qualifications: 1955 ARCA (1st class hons), Royal College of Art 1952 NDD, Chelsea School of Art

Teaching Experience: 1958/90 Part-time Lecturer, Chelsea School of Art, BA and MA 1963/90 Part-time Lecturer, St. Martin's School of Art, BA Royal Academy (occasional) - MA Canterbury - BA

Areas of work: Exhibiting Collections: City Art Galleries, Sheffield Power Art Gallery Huddersfield Art Gallery Arts Council of England, Collection National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Tate Gallery, London Royal Academy, London Museo de Arte Moderno, Murcia, Spain


Royal Academy of Arts publication 2016:

Instagram: @anthonywhishaw

CV & Education

Solo exhibitions 2000 - Pueblo Landscapes, Friends Room, Royal Academy 2000 - Trees, Stephen Lacey Gallery, London 1997 - Art First, London 1994 - Barbican Centre, touring - Exeter, Ayr, Dublin, Huddersfield, Newcastle, Sheffield, 1995 Newport, Bolton 1993 - Royal West of England Academy, Bristol 1992 - Art Space, London 1991 - Blason Gallery, London 1989 - Galerie infaust, Hamburg, Shanghai 1987 - Royal Academy of Art, London, touring - Newcastle, Warwick, Southampton, Exeter 1986 - Large Landscapes, Royal Academy 1984 - Nicola Jacobs, London 1983 - Nicola Jacobs, London 1981 - Nicola Jacobs, London Group exhibitions 1994 - Whitechapel Open 1993 - Royal West of England Academy, annual exhibition 1990 - Le Paysage, touring - France, Belgium 1989 - John Moores, Liverpool 1988 - The Romantic Tradition, touring - Spain 1985 - Tolly Cobbold, touring 1984 - Spuren und Zeichen, Germany 1980 - Hayward Annual 1980 - Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, annually 1979 - British Artshow Tour 1977 - British Painting, Royal Academy