Approved: 16.08.2006

Martin Bedford

Artist

Approved: 16.08.2006

: After gaining a degree in Art History and English Literature at Leeds University ( where I was taught by Maurice de Sausmarez and Quentin Bell and encouraged to paint by Nibs Dallwood), I was appointed assistant to the Professor and first year Art History Tutor in the Department of Fine Art, Kings College, University of Durham. In 1964 I was appointed Lecturer in Painting in the University of Newcastle

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Biography

: After gaining a degree in Art History and English Literature at Leeds University ( where I was taught by Maurice de Sausmarez and Quentin Bell and encouraged to paint by Nibs Dallwood), I was appointed assistant to the Professor and first year Art History Tutor in the Department of Fine Art, Kings College, University of Durham. In 1964 I was appointed Lecturer in Painting in the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. While at Newcastle I taught alongside Kenneth Rowntree, Victor Pasmore, Richard Hamilton,Eric Dobson, Andrew McLaren, Ian Stephenson and Roger Palmer. Fellows in residence included Robert Medley, Joe Tilson and Terry Frost. Among the students I taught were Sean Scully, Stephen Buckley, Richard Kidd, Alan Turnbull and, nothing much to do with painting, Bryan Ferry. In 1977 I was appointed Senior Lecturer in Painting at Wimbledon School of Art, initially with Colin Cina and subsequently with Bernard Cohen and David Whitaker. While at Wimbledon I worked closely with a wide group of part-time tutors including Prunella Clough, Maggi Hambling, Michael Vaughan, Trevor Sutton, Roger Ackling, Michael Porter, Patrick Jones, Trevor Felcey, Joe Volley and David Hepher. In 1989 I took early retirement from Wimbledon and since then have worked full time at my painting, first in a studio in Sussex and from2001 to 2013 in Devon, and now in the Lot et Garrone in France. I first exhibited professionally in 1959 at the Yorkshire Artists Exhibition in Leeds ( fellow exhibitors included Terry Frost, Harry Thubron, Tom Watt, Mathew Smith, John Hoyland, John Loker and David Hockney!) and I have been exhibiting ever since (see below). Areas of work : Exhibiting Collections: Nissan, Ireland Allied Irish Bank Private collections in the United Kingdom, Ireland, France and USA Hartlepool Museum and Art Gallery University of Newcastle Upon Tyne

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SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018 - New Paintings, Galerie de la Cabrerisse, France 

2017 - New Paintings, Espace d'Art, Fources, France

2016 - New Paintings, Espace d'Art, Fources, France   

2015 - New Paintings, Espace d'Art, Fources, France

2014 - The Landscape Transformed, Espace d'Art, Fources, France

2010 - Ten Paintings for Taurinya, El Taller, Taurinya, France

2008 - New Paintings, Plough Art Centre, Torrington, Devon

2007 - New Paintings, Lampard House, Little Venice, London

2007 - Paintings, Charlesworth Nichol, Crediton, Devon

2006 - Paintings, Beaford Arts, Beaford, Devon

2002 - Origin Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

2002 - Siopa Chill Rialaig, Co Kerry, Ireland

2001 - Andras Kaldor Gallery, Dartmouth, Devon

2001 - Theatre Gerard Philip, Mers Les Bains, France

2000 - Origin Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

2000 - Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art Gallery, Kent

1999 - New Landscapes, Ashford Library Gallery, Kent

1999 - Paintings on Wood, University of Picardy, Amien, France

1998 - Nights at the Theatre, Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

1996 - Landscape Fragments, Danielle Arnaud Contemporary Arts, London

1995 - Paintings, Billboard Gallery, London

1995 - Paintings, Tricycle Gallery, London

1990 - Landscapes, Trinity Arts Centre, Turnbridge Wells

1989 - St.Ouens Manor, Jersey

1977 - Gallery Colbert, Durham

1975 - Hatton Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne

1960 - Leeds University Centre, Bradford

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITION

2018 - Retrospective, Galerie de la Cabrerisse, France

2018 - Monflanquin Festival d"Arts et Patrimoine, Monflanquin, France

2017- Combinaison Saison 17, Galerie de la Cabrerisse, France

2017 - Portraits ( Bedford, Camille, Vaughan ) Galerie de la Cabrerisse, France

2016 - Bedford, Camille, Paintings, Galerie de la Cabrerisse, Saint-Laurent-de-la-Cabrerisse, France

2015 - Galerie Premier Etage, ZambeziONE , Condom, France. 2014 - Exposition d'Automne, ZambeziONE, Condom, France. 2012 - Islington Art Factory Summer Salon. 2010 - Summer Exhibition, Redearth Gallery, Bickleigh, Devon. 2009 - Four Devon Artists, Newlane Studio, Wembworthy, Devon. 2006 - Gallery Artists, World's End Gallery, Chelsea, London. 2004 - Eleven Devon Artists, Newlane Studio, Devon. 2004 - Ideas of Landscape, Monks Withecombe Gallery, Chagford, Devon. 2004 - Lexmark European Painting Prize Finalists, Air Gallery, London. 2004 - Unsigned, Ariel Centre, Totnes, Devon. 2002 - Nine Days of Art, Crediton, Devon. 2002 - Therapeutic Art, The Axis Gallery, www.axisartists.org.uk/exhibitions/therapeutic.htm. 2001 - Lewes Contemporary Art Fair, Thebes Gallery, Lewes, East Sussex. 2000 - Fairfax Gallery, Tunbridge Wells, Kent. 2000 - Mayfield Festival, East Sussex. 2000 - Office De Tourisme, Abbeville, France. 1999 - Art Wave 1999, Lewes, East Sussex. 1999 - Lewes Contemporary Art Fair, Lewes, East Sussex. 1998 - Abstractions, Rye Art Gallery, Rye. 1998 - Felsted Arts Festival, Felsted, Essex. 1997 - Chichester Open, Chichester, West Sussex. 1997 - Robert Horne Printmaking Exhibition, National Tour. 1996 - Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London. 1996 - Inspirit, Maidstone Open, Maidstone, Kent. 1995 - Beatrice Royal Summer Exhibition, Southampton. 1995 - English Landscape, Danielle Arnaud, London. 1995 - Journeys/Memories, Sussex Open, Brighton.

And many more stretching back to 1959 (see above).