David Royle
BIOGRAPHY
David Royle was born in Manchester and after a few years moved, with his family, to Blackpool on the
Lancashire coast. Eventually he made his own move south to study Fine Art at the Central School of Art &
Design in London. While still studying at the Central School he established his own studio in west London,
where he continued to work after graduating.

His paintings are noted for their distinctive colour, energy and complexity. Often working on a large scale, they
constantly re-invent themselves, sometimes developing through a series of related images. They are ambitious
in their colour construction, their range of allusive imagery and their spatial inventiveness.

He has shown regularly in London and elsewhere in the U.K. and in Switzerland. His work has also been
included in many mixed exhibitions and art fairs and has been featured and reviewed in the art press, the
national press and on radio and television. It is included in several private and corporate collections at home
and abroad and in several British public collections, among which are: the Arts Council, the British Museum and
Chelsea & Westminster Hospital.

In addition he is also an experienced Art School lecturer, teaching first at Winchester School of Art and then at
Croydon College, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Kingston University. He has also lectured on colour at
Tate Britain and teaches occasional short courses and summer schools at Central Saint Martins School of Art.

Education
1966-1969     Central School of Art & Design, London - Fine Art, Painting.

Collections
The British Museum, The Arts Council, Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, and Corporate and Private Collections
in Great Britain, Switzerland,  Austria, France, Italy, Canada and the U.S.A.

Commissions
1998                 Set of Collage Drawings for the refitted "Edinburgh Castle" cruise liner.
1975                 Large Foyer Painting and a Suite of Ten Etchings for the Albany Hotel,
                             Birmingham.
1974                Two privately commissioned Ceiling Paintings, Ampthill, Bedfordshire.

Awards
1991                 Wingate Scholarship, given for one year.
1968                 Llewelyn-Smith Prize, Central School of Art & Design.

Selected Bibliography & Media
2009                 llustrated catalogue, 2009 Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts,
                             London.
2006                 One of "The best-kept arts secrets in Britain", The Observer, Sunday 17th
                             September 2006.
2001                 Developed a CD Rom and VHS tape for Early Years Education in Art, in
                             collaboration with the PM Gallery.
2001                 Illustrated Catalogue for Pitshanger Manor Gallery Exhibition.
2001                 Interview & Review of Pitshanger Manor Gallery Exhibition - Sky East,
                             digital T.V., April.
1998                 Listed in "The Dictionary of Artist in Britain since 1945" Ed. David
                             Buckham.
1996                 Interviewed in Studio as part of "A.S.Byatt: A Curious Mind" for "Bookmark"
                             on BBC 2 Television, Dir. Mike Dibb.
1995                 Interview with Rosemary Simmons for "Printmaking Today" quarterly
                             magazine, November issue.
1993                 Preview of Gallerie Thurnherr Swiss Exhibition by Sabine Greiser in
                          November issue of "Bodensee Hefte" magazine, Switzerland.
1992                 Interview and Review on BBC Radio 4’s "Kaleidoscope", 6th March.
1992                 Monograph Feature by Susan Loppert in "Artline" magazine, Spring issue.
1992                 "The Ambition of Art" - monograph feature by A.S.Byatt in The Independent
                              Saturday Magazine, 22nd February.
1990                  Listed in the "Dictionary of British Twentieth Century Painters and
                              Sculptors" Ed. Frances Spalding.


Exhibitions  
 
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2016                  Prelude & Fugue: ten paintings for Nancy, Beardsmore Gallery, London.
2014                  David Royle & Bruce Russell, two one-man shows, Beardsmore Gallery, London.
2013                  The City Paintings, PM Gallery, London
2007                  Paintings: Beardsmore Gallery, London.
2004                  Inside Out: new paintings, Beardsmore Gallery, London.  
2001                  Pitshanger Manor Gallery, London: Selected Paintings - a major review.
1997                  Beardsmore Gallery, London.
1996                  The Space, Isle of Dogs, London.
1994                  Beardsmore Gallery, London.
1993                  Gallerie Thurnherr, Au S.G., Switzerland.
1992                  Beardsmore Gallery, London.
1992                  Woodlands Gallery, Blackheath, London.
1989                  Minories Gallery, Colchester.
1984                  Woodlands Gallery, Blackheath, London.
1983                  Grundy House Gallery, Blackpool.
1975                  New 57 Gallery, Edinburgh.
1971                  Winchester School of Art Gallery, Winchester.

Selected Group & Mixed Exhibitions
2014-2007         London Art Fair, with the Beardsmore Gallery.
2010                   WINTERFLORA, Beardsmore Gallery, London
2009                   The Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition, London.
2006                   Small is Beautiful XXIV - Flowers Central, London.
2006                   To the Edge - Beardsmore Gallery, London.
2005                   Hunting Art Prizes - R.C.A.Galleries, London.
2004                   London Contemporary Art Fair, with the Beardsmore Gallery.   
2003                   Hunting Art Prizes - R.C.A. Galleries, London.
2002                   Ten - Anniversary Exhibition, Beardsmore Gallery.
2001-1994         London Contemporary Art Fair, annually with the Beardsmore Gallery.
2000                   Druks, Royle, Temple, Wylie - Beardsmore Gallery, London.
2000                   Hunting Art Prizes - R.C.A.Galleries, London.
1999                   The Discerning Eye - Mall Galleries, London (Invited Artist).
1996                   Off the Peg: Art to Go - Woodlands Gallery, Blackheath, London.
1996                   Preview Exhibition - The Space, Isle of Dogs, London.
1995                   Looking Up, Looking Down - Beardsmore Gallery, London.
1995                   Graphik & Multiples - Thurnherr Gallerie, Au S.G., Switzerland.
1995                   Art Market - Woodlands Gallery, Blackheath, London.
1994                   Da Capo: Seven Gallery Artists - Thurnherr Gallerie, Au S.G.,
                                Switzerland.
1993                   New Etchings by Twelve Artists - Beardsmore Gallery, London.
1993                   David Royle: Pastels  + Bob White: Works on Paper - Beardsmore
                               Gallery, London.
1992-1993         Winter "Revolving" Exhibition - Beardsmore Gallery, London.
1992                   Etching: One Man’s View, selected by Norman Ackroyd - Beardsmore
                               Gallery, London.
1988                   Thriving on Chaos: Art to Go - Sue Williams Gallery, London.
1988                   Modern Miniatures - Hepsibah Gallery, London.
1987                   Christmas Exhibition - Cahill & Grebler Gallery, London.
1983                   Royle, Clarkson, Ambler, Close: Four Artists - Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth.
1976                   The Language of Drawing - Winchester Gallery, Winchester and P.C.L.
                               Gallery, London.
1974                   Industrial Sponsors Exhibition - Grosvenor House Hotel, London.
1974                   John Moores Exhibition 9 - Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool.
1971                   Art International - Winchester School of Art Gallery, Winchester.
1967                   John Moores Exhibition 6 - Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool.




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