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      //Gillian Ayres RA//



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      //Biog.//


      • Known as: British painter
      • Born: 3 February 1930, London, UK



      Gillian Ayres lives and works in Cornwall and London. Exhibits regularly at Gimpel Fils, London and at the Alan Cristea Gallery, London.



      Dateline:


      • 1946-50: Studies at Camberwell School of Art, London

      • 1949: Exhibits with Young Contempories

      • 1951: Exhibits with the London Group

      • 1951-59: Works part-time the AIA Gallery

      • 1956: First solo show at Gallery One, London

      • 1957: Solo show at the Kara Benson Gallery, Oslo

      • 1960: Solo show at the Molton Gallery, London

      • 1962: Solo show at the Molton Gallery, London

      • 1963: Wins the Japan International Art Promotion Association Award

      • 1965: Ends teaching stint at Bath Academy of Art, Corsham. Solo show at the Kasmin Gallery, London

      • 1965-78: Teaches at St Martinís School of Art, London

      • 1966: Solo show at the Kasmin Gallery, London

      • 1969: Solo show at the Kasmin Gallery, London

      • 1975: Arts Council of Great Britain Bursary

      • 1978-81: Head of Painting at Winchester School of Art

      • 1979: First exhibitions with the Knoedler Gallery in London and New York. Arts Council of Great Britain purchase award

      • 1982: Second Prize, John Moores Biennale, Liverpool. Made ARA

      • 1983: Retrospective at the Serpentine Gallery, London which subsequently tours around the country

      • 1986: Made OBE

      • 1988: The Blackstone Prize, Royal Academy of Arts

      • 1989: Charles Wollaston Award, Royal Academy of Arts

      • 1989-90: Solo show at the Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol. Tours to Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh; Cornerhouse, Manchester; Castlefield Galleries, Manchester

      • 1990: The Blackstone Prize, Royal Academy of Arts. Solo show at Fischer Fine Art, London

      • 1991: Prize Winner, Gold Medal, Seventh Triennale Ė India, British Council. Made Royal Academician

      • 1991-92: Solo tour of work in the British Councilís Seventh Triennale-India

      • 1993: Solo shows at the Purdy Hicks Gallery, London; Manchester City Art Gallery; Atkinson Gallery, Millfield; and Atlantis Gallery, London

      • 1994: Made an Honorary Doctor of English Literature by London University. Solo show at the Bolton City Art Gallery, Lancashire

      • 1995: Solo show at the Tate Gallery, London

      • 1996: Made a Senior Fellow of the Royal College of Art, London. Solo shows at Gimpel Fils, London; Reg Vardy Gallery, University of Sunderland

      • 1997: Solo show at the Royal Academy of Arts, London. Tours to Yale Centre for British Art, New Haven, Connecticut; Iowa University Museum, Iowa. Receives a Sargent Fellowship from The British School At Rome. Temporarily resigns as an Academician over the Myra Hindley painting in the RAís Sensation exhibition

      • 1998: Solo show at Storey Institute Gallery, Lancaster

      • 1999: Solo shows at Gimpel Fils, London, Alan Cristea Gallery, London, and De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea

      • 2001: Solo show at Gimpel Fils, London

      • 2002: Solo show at Eigse International Art Festival, Ireland

      • 2005: Made Honorary Fellow by London's University of the Arts

      • 2006: Solo shows at Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin and Alan Cristea Gallery, London



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      gillian ayres / the colour that was there gillian ayres / finnegan's lake



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