Selected biography

1935 Born in Leicester
1952-59 Studied at Loughborough College of Art, then the Royal Academy
1959-66 Taught at Loughborough College of Art
1966 Paints the portrait of the composer Sir Malcolm Tippett (in the collection of Leicestershire Education Authority)
1969 Portrait of his friend Graham Sutherland (in the collection the National Museum of Wales)
1969 Commissioned to paint the fashion designer Mary Quant
1970 Provokes much controversy with the painting of HRH Princess Margaret
1973 Paints the portrait of the musician Elton John
1980 National Portrait Gallery commissions the portrait of HRH Charles, Prince of Wales
1981 Portrait of Diana, Princess of Wales, for the NPG
1984 Paints François Mitterrand, President of France
1986 Paints the actor and director Richard Attenborough
1987 Paints the portrait of businessman Alan Sugar
1995-2016 Receives frequent private and public commissions, especially from universities to paint distinguished academics
2016 Paints the portrait of Sir David Attenborough for the permanent collection of the New Walk Art Gallery, Leicester

Selected solo exhibitions

1959 Leicester Museum and Art Gallery
1965 Gadsby Gallery, Leicester
1967 Redfern Gallery, London
1968 Kunsthalle, Darmstadt
1969 Redfern Gallery, London
1971, '75, '78 Redfern Gallery, London
1977 Harold Reed Gallery, New York
1980 Redfern Gallery, London

Selected collections

Balliol College, University of Oxford
Bibliothèque Francois Mitterand, Paris
British Council Collection, London
Brunel Museum
Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Brazil
Clare College, University of Cambridge
Derby Cathedral
Government Art Collection, London
Gurkha Museum, Winchester
Leicestershire County Council
Leicester Arts & Museums
Jaguar Heritage
Lincoln College, University of Oxford
London South Bank University
Loughborough University
Merton College, University of Oxford
National Portrait Gallery, London
National Museum of Wales
Pembroke College, University of Oxford
Royal Air Force Museum
The RoyalCollection, Windsor
The Royal Society
St Anthony's College, University of Oxford
St Peter's College, University of Oxford
University of Leicester
University of Sussex
The Whitworth, University of Manchester

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