Biography2018-10-07T10:41:43+00:00

BIOGRAPHY

1920
Born Hampstead, London, Educated Eton College
1939-1940
Studied at the Architectural Association and at the Slade School of Fine Art
1948-1983
Lecturer in Painting and Drawing at Goldsmiths College, London
1973-1985
Lecturer in Painting and Drawing at Cambridge College of Art and Technology
1998
Died Camden Town, London

Mixed Exhibitions

1948
Third Crypt Exhibition, St. Ives, Cornwall
1953
‘Figures in their Setting’, Tate Gallery, London
1959
Portraits by Contemporary British Artists’, Marlborough Gallery, London
1962
‘West Country Artists’, Hanover
1977
‘Paintings of Cornwall 1945-55’, New Arts Centre, London
1985
‘St. Ives 1939-1964’, Tate Gallery, London
1993, 94, 96
Galerie Timothy Tew, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
1999-2000
‘The Far Horizon’, Tate Gallery, St. Ives, Cornwall
2004
‘Suns and Moons’, Falmouth Art Gallery, Cornwall
Adrian showed regularly at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition from 1949 onwards, and his works are in the permanent collections of the Tate Gallery, the Victoria and Albert Museum, The National Galleries of Northern Ireland and New Zealand, and in many principal city galleries in England and overseas.
Official purchases include the Chantry Bequest, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, the Arts Council of Great Britain, the British Council, the Contemporary Art Society, the Nuffield Foundation, the Sainsbury Trust and the Government Art Collection.

One-Man Exhibitions

1943
First one-man show at the Redfern Gallery, London, chosen by Erica Brausen. Five more exhibitions followed in the period between 1944 and 1953
1956
Tooths Gallery, London
1964
The Minories, Colchester
1976
The University of West Virginia, USA
1980
Gallery 10, London
1983, 85
Redfern Gallery, London
1985
Retrospective of Paintings and Watercolours (1943-85) The Minories, Colchester
1985
Chateau Entrecasteaux, Var, France
1991, 99
Galerie Timothy Tew, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
1994
‘A Kettle of Fish’, Sutton House, National Trust, London

1995

‘Four Seasons’, Petworth House, National Trust, Sussex
1996
Ryan at Hintlesham Hall, Suffolk
1996
‘Dwelling Places’, The Brewhouse Gallery, Eton College, Windsor
2000
Redfern Gallery, London
2002
‘A Different Kettle of Fish’, Penlee Gallery, Penzance, Cornwall
2002
Redfern Gallery, London
2003
‘Painting in France’, Charleston, Sussex