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Graham Crowley

Atkinson Gallery, Millfield

5 September 19 October 2011

Private View: Monday 12th September, 7-9pm.


For over 35 years Graham Crowley, one of our most

distinguished contemporary artists, has been

unafraid to explore changing modes of practice,

communicating his self-attested ‘


This autumn, the Atkinson Gallery will present a

collection of Crowley’

in western art; paintings that are flooded with colour and potency, where shadow rather than light

shapes the view.

on the condition that is eerie, uncanny or abject. These strategies are attempts to avoid the

, which is regarded as romantic and rhetorical. I embrace the picturesque for these very

reasons. Graham Crowley


Born in 1950 in Romford, Crowley studied at St Martin’

London. He has held a number of significant teaching posts, most recently Professor of Painting at the

RCA. He has shown in seven previous John Moores exhibitions and won joint second prize in 1987. He

is represented in several public collections and has exhibited in numerous group shows, winning the

ING Purchase Prize at The Discerning Eye Mall Galleries, London in 2004.

Limited Print Edition

For the first time in its history the Atkinson Gallery has commissioned a collaboration by Graham

Crowley and Master Printer Martyn Grimmer at Spike Print Studio, Bristol to create an original print in

a limited edition of 50, each signed by the artist. The result promises to be stunning and will be unveiled

at the Graham Crowley exhibition, with the proceeds of each print sold being donated to Millfield’

charitable causes.



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stylistic infidelity’

s recent works which thoughtfully reinterpret and revitalise the landscape tradition

...there has been a resurgence in landscape painting; it has regained critical and academic approval,


s School of Art and the Royal College of Art,