Landscape Painter - David Prentice

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Moseley Art School David Prentice
 

Landscape painter David Prentice was born in Solihull on the 4th July 1936 and died at Malvern, Worcestershire on the 7th. May 2014.

At the age of 13, David was awarded a place at the Moseley School of Art, Birmingham. He attended the school between 1949 and 1952 when he left to become a student at the Birmingham College of Art, where he remained until 1957.

 

David Prentice David Prentice pictured exploring the Malvern Hills
   

Whilst not limiting himself to the beautiful hills around Malvern where he lived, it is David's work as a landscape painter depicting the Malvern Hills for which he was, perhaps best known.

Ranging from identifiable pictorial works of the countryside and its features to the beautifully expressive near-abstract works for which David became famous, his work is now very much in demand.

 
     

David had a particularly impressive curriculum vitae which reflected over half a century of attainment :

 

1957-1959 National Service with the Royal Artillery

from 1959 Taught part time at Birmingham College of Art and Crafts and Mid- Warwickshire School of Art

1968-1971 Lecturer in Basic Studies Birmingham College of Art and Crafts

1964-1972 Co-Director and Founder Ikon Gallery Birmingham

1971-1982 Senior Lecturer in charge Experimental Workshop, City of Birmingham Polytechnic

1978-1981 Member of East Midlands Arts Visual Arts Panel

1984-1985 Fine Art Advisor, Nene College, Northampton

1982-1986 Course Director, B.A. Fine Art, City of Birmingham Polytechnic

1986 Retired from full time teaching

1986-1987 Artist in Residence, Nottingham University

1986-1989 Visiting Artist, B.A. Fine Art, Trent Polytechnic

1987-1988 Visiting Artist, Ruskin School of Fine Art, Oxford University

1988-1992 Visiting Artist, B.A. Fine Art, University of Central England

from 1997 Patron - Autumn in Malvern Festival

1998 Elected to membership of the Royal Watercolour Society - resigned 2001

from 2001 Trustee George Jackson Educational Foundation

 

David Prentice - Night Life - Rose Moon Oil on Canvas, 35in x 40in.

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SOLO EXHIBITIONS

1961 Royal Birmingham Society of Artists
1963 Royal Birmingham Society of Artists
1965 Ikon Gallery , Birmingham
1965 University of Birmingham
1965 Arden Gallery , Henley in Arden
1967 Portland Gallery , Leamington Spa
1967 Ikon Gallery, Birmingham
1968 Midlands Art Centre, Birmingham
1968 Arts Council Gallery, Cambridge
1969 Ikon Gallery, Birmingham
1971 Serpentine Gallery, Kensington Park, London
1971 Ikon Gallery, Birmingham
1971 Midlands Art Centre, Birmingham
1971 University of Birmingham
1974 Ikon Gallery, Birmingham
1976 Prescote Gallery, near Banbury, Oxfordshire
1977 Coracle Press, London
1977 Ibis Gallery, Leamington Spa
1979 Prescote Gallery, near Banbury , Oxfordshire
1980 Ikon Gallery, Birmingham
1983 Milton Keynes Exhibition Gallery and Nottingham Castle Museum
1983 Dan Sullivan Gallery, Bedford
1985 Open University, Milton Keynes
1985 The Stables, Wavendon
1986 University of Leicester
1986 University of Nottingham
1987 University of Nottingham
1990 Malvem Festival Exhibition
1991 Nevill Gallery, Canterbury
1992 Anna-Mei Chadwick, London
1991 Malvem Festival Exhibition
1993 Gainsboroughs House, Sudbury, Suffolk
1993 Midlands Contemporary Art, Birmingham
1993 Malvem Festival Exhibition
1994 Anna-Mei Chadwick, London
1994 Art First, Cork Street, London
1994 St. Georges Brandon Hill, Bristol
1995 Malvem Festival Exhibition
1996 John Davies, Stow-on-the-Wold, Glos.
1997 Art First, Cork Street, London
1998 Malvem Theatres ( opening season)
1998 John Davies, Stow-on-the-Wold, Glos.
1999/2000 Cowleigh Gallery, Malvem 'Real Prints' and Watercolours
2001 John Davies, Stow-on-the-Wold, Glos.
2002 artLONDON solo with John Davies Gallery - Stand no.20
2003 John Davies, Stow-on-the- Wold, Glos.

 
   

David Prentice

Kings Reach - St Pauls and the City

Reed-pen and Watercolour 23 x 33

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David Prentice

Kings Reach - Blackfriars

Watercolour 23 x 33

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David Prentice - Earnslaw Elevation Oil on Canvas, 24 x 26
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David Prentice - Above Llanberis Lake Watercolour, 33 x 33
 
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GROUP EXHIBITIONS

1956 Industrial Britain, Cafe Royal and Cheni1 Gallery, London PRIZE*
1957 Richard, Thomas & Baldwin, Cafe Royal, London
1958 Mixed Company, Royal Birmingham Society of Artists
1964 Betty Parsons Gallery , New York
1965 Spring Exhibition, Bradford City Art Gallery
1965 Betty Parsons Gallery, New York
1965 Museum of Modern Art, New York
1965 John Player Open, Midland Group, Nottingham
1966 Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Mass., U.S.A.
1966 Betty Parsons Gallery, New York
1966 Spring Exhibition, Bradford City Art Gallery
1967 Piccadilly Gallery, London
1967 Spring Exhibition, Bradford City Art Gallery
1967 Contemporary British Painting & Sculpture, Albright Knox, New York
1967 John Player Open, Midland Group, Nottingham
1968 Axiom Gallery, London
1968-1970 Arts Council Collection tour
1968 John Moores Liverpool Exhibition Liverpool Art Gallery
1969 Curwen Gallery
1969 Axiom Gallery, London
1969 British International Print Bienalle Bradford Art Gallery
1969 Arts Council of Northern Ireland Open, Belfast
1970 Eight English Printmakers Arts Council touring
1970 Three Plus Infinity, Whitechapel Gallery , London
1970 Artists International Association Gallery , London
1970 Artists International Association, Alfred East Gallery , Kettering
1970 John Moores Liverpool Exhibition Liverpool Art Gallery
1970 Lisson Gallery, London
1971 Artists International Association Gallery, London
1971 Kunst der Partnerstadte, Frankfurt (Birmingham Museum & Art
Gallery )
1971 Lisson Gallery, London
1972 Editions Alecto International, Bluecoat Gallery , Liverpool
1976 New Work, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
1977 Midland Art Now, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham
1977 Tolly Cobbold Eastern Arts Open
1978 Miniatures, Coracle Press, London
1983 Works on Paper, Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Gallery
1983 Birmingham College of Art Centenary Exhibition, Midlands Art Centre
1984 Twenty Onefor Twenty One, Ikon Gallery 21st Birthday Exhibition
1984 Kites, Derby City Art Gallery
1985 Lamport Hall Painting Competition, Lamport Hall, Northants - PRIZE*
1985 John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford
1985 Royal Watercolour Society Bankside Gallery , London
1985 Laing Open, Mall Galleries, London
1986 From Plate to Paper, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
1986 Laing Open, Mall Galleries, London
1987 Royal Watercolour Society Bankside Gallery , London
1986 Extra Mural, East Midlands Arts at Alfred East Art Gallery, Kettering
1986 Birmingham Pastel Group
1987 Royal Watercolour Society Bankside Gallery, London
1987 Laing Open, Birmingham Post Building
1988 Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour
1988 Laing Open, Mall Galleries, London
1988 Birmingham Pastel Group - PRIZE*
1988 In Flight Brighton Polytechnic
Portland Gallery, Nottingham University
Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery
Royal Airforce Museum, Hendon
1988 Constable Memorial Exhibition, Camden Arts Centre
1987 and 1989 Abbott & Holder, London
1989 Singer & Friedlander/Sunday Times Watercolour Exhibition, Mall
Gallery, London
1989 Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour
1989 Laing Open, Mall Galleries, London
1989 Constable Memorial Exhibition, Camden Arts Centre
1989 to 1998 Cowleigh Gallery, Malvern
1989 Paint the Town, City of Birmingham Centenary , R.B.S.A. - PRIZE*
1989 Anita Shapolsky Gallery, SoHo, New York
1989 and 1990 Ceri Richards Gallery, University College Swansea
1989 Pastel Society, Mall Gallery London - PRIZE*
1990 Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour
1990 Birmingham Pastel Group - PRIZE*
1990 Nevill Gallery, Canterbury
1990 Five Artists, R.B.S.A.
1990 Pastel Society, Oaler Gallery , Bournemouth
1990 Pastel Society, Mall Gallery London Featured Artist
1990 Singer & Friedlander/Sunday Times Watercolour Exhibition, Mall
Gallery, London and Barbizon Gallery ,Glasgow PRIZE*
1990 Fountain Fine Art, Llandeilo, Wales
1990 Summer Exhibition, Anna-Mei Chadwick
1990 New Gallery , Mumbles, Wales
1991 British Artists for the 1990s, R.B.S.A.
1991 Pastel Society, Mall Gallery London
1991 Willowherb Studios Exhibition, R.B.S.A.
1991 Royal Society of Marine Artists, Mall Gallery
1991 New Gallery, Mumbles, Wales
1991 Summer Exhibition, Anna-Mei Chadwick
1991 Cheltenham Group, Cheltenham Art Gallery
1992 Royal Watercolour Society Bankside Gallery , London
1992 Hunting/Observer Art Prizes, Mall Gallery : Edinburgh: Kimberlin
Gallery, Leicester
1992 Laing Open, Mall Galleries, London
1992 New Gallery, Mumbles, Wales
1992 Summer Exhibition, Anna-Mei Chadwick
1992 Pastel Society, Mall Gallery London
1992 Birmingham Pastel Group - PRIZE*
1992 Pastel Society, Linda Blackstone Gallery
1992 Malvem Open Drawing Competition
1992 Art in Nature, Nature in Art Gallery, Gloucestershire
1992 St. James's Gallery, Bath
1992 Singer & Friedlander/Sunday Times Watercolour Exhibition, Mall
Gallery, London., Leeds City Art Gallery and R.B.S.A.
1992 Watercolours from Birmingham: 150 Masterpieces from the
Permanent Collection of Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
R.W.S. Bankside Gallery, London and Birmingham Museum & Art
Gallery
1992 Bradford on Avon Trust Exhibition
1993 Pastel Society, Mall Gallery London *resigned membership
1992 Silk Top Hat Gallery, Ludlow
1993 Hunting/Observer Art Prizes, Mall Gallery and Victoria Art Gallery ,
Bath
1993 Laing Open, Mall Galleries, London
1993 Joie de Vivre, Midlands Contemporary Art
1993 Royal Watercolour Society Bankside Gallery , London
1993 Malvern Open Drawing Competition
1993 Singer & Friedlander/Sunday Times Watercolour Exhibition, Mall
Gallery, Leeds City Art Gallery and R.B.S.A.
1993 Bradford on Avon Trust Exhibition
1993 Bath Art Fair
1993 Medici Gallery , London
1993 Birmingham Pastel Society in Malvem, Cowleigh Gallery
1994 The Featured Land, Art First, London
1994 Duncan Campbell, London
1994 Bradford on Avon Trust Exhibition
1994 Laing Open, Mall Galleries, London
1994 Medici Gallery, London
1994 Summer Exhibition, Art First, London
1995 Art First, London Contemporary Art Fair
1995 Landscape at Large, Art First, London
1995 Laing Open, Mall Galleries, London
1995 Medici Gallery, London
1995 New Gallery, Mumbles, Wales
1995 Summer Exhibition, Anna-Mei Chadwick
1995 The Gallery Upstairs, Henley in Arden
1995 Birmingham Pastel Society National Exhibition Centre Birmingham
1995 Royal Watercolour Society Bankside Gallery , London
1995 Birmingham Pastel Society MAC, Cannon Hill, Birmingham
1995 William Gear: Past and Present Friends Birmingham Museum
& Art Gallery - an exhibition celebrating William Gear's 80th birthday
1995 The Christmas Show Art First, London
1996 Singer & Friedlander/Sunday Times Watercolour Competition
Mall Galleries, London.
R.B.S.A. Galleries, Birmingham.
Art House, Manchester and Harewood House, Leeds.
PRIZE*
1996 Oils Masterclass Cowleigh Gallery exhibition and book launch
1996 Anderson Gallery Broadway Birmingham Pastel Society
1996 Malvern Festival Exhibition Cowleigh Gallery, Malvern
1997 Three Years On Art First, London
1997 Birmingham Pastel Society Department of Art Univ. of Central England
PRIZE*
1997 The Hunting Art Prizes
Royal College of Art London
Hunterian Museum Glasgow
1997 Twentieth Anniversary Exhibition John Davies Gallery, Stow-on-the-Wold
1997 Malvern Festival Exhibition Cowleigh Gallery , Malvern
1997 Medici Gallery, London
1997 Singer & Friedlander/Sunday Times Watercolour Competition
Mall Galleries, London;
Art House, Manchester;
Phillips, Hepper House, Leeds
R.B.S.A. Galleries, Birmingham.
1997 Piers Feetham Gallery Chelsea Contemporary Landscape Drawings
curated by William Packer art critic of the Financial Times
1997-98 The Open Drawing Show:
Cheltenham & Gloucester College of Higher Education
University Lincolnshire & Hull
1998 Royal Watercolour Society, Bankside Gallery, London
1998 Cowleigh Gallery Malvern Festival Exhibition
1999 Drawings & Watercolour Fair Park Lane Hotel, London (John Davies)
1999 Royal Watercolour Society, Bankside Gallery, London
1999 Birmingham Pastel Society Department of Art University of Central
England - PRIZE*
1999 Mountain Wolverhampton Art Gallery
1999 Singer & Friedlander/Sunday Times Watercolour Competition
PRIZE*
2000 Number Nine the Gallery, Birmingham
2000 Royal College of Art Works on Paper Fair
2000 Real Prints Cowleigh Gallery
2000 The Cork Street Gallery with Anna-Mei Chadwick
2000 The Gallery Upstairs Henley in Arden (prints )
2000 Medici Gallery
2000 5th Open Print Exhibition Royal West of England Academy Bristol
2000 London Lives Bankside Gallery London
2000 The Discerning Eye Invited Artist (Sally Bulgin)
2000 Real Prints Autumn in Malvern Festival
2000 Two Rivers Gallery Cheltenham
2001 Number Nine the Gallery, Birmingham
2001 Birmingham Pastel Society Department of Art, University of Central England
2001 Singer & Friedlander/Sunday Times Watercolour Competition
Mall Galleries, London;
Leeds City Art Gallery;
The Sculpture Gallery;
Manchester Town Hall
R.B.S.A. Gallery, Birmingham
2001 Surface Invention Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery works on paper
to coincide with the opening of the Water Hall Gallery
2001 As Far As The Eye Can See - A Landscape Exhibition
Richard Attenborough Centre University of Leicester
2002 Number Nine the Gallery, Birmingham
2002 Made in Birmingham RBSA Gallery Birmingham
2002 Singer & Friedlander/Sunday Times Watercolour Competition
2002 The Discerning Eye Invited Artist (Richard Littejohn)
2003 Number Nine the Gallery, Birmingham

     
COMMISSIONS

1960 -1963 Three murals for Flowers Breweries, Stratford upon Avon
1972 Murals and Display System, Ove Arup/Department of Physical Metallurgy, University of Birmingham
1978 Royal Agricultural Show International Pavilion, Alfa Laval Stand 1988 Paintings for the
J .M. W . Turner Ward, Battle Hospital, Reading Southern Artlink commission
1994 Ross on Wye Swimming Pool Mural shortlisted
1994 Clwyd Fine Arts Trust River Dee Project shortlisted
1995 West Mercia Police Headquarters, Hindlip Hall two 5'x5' oils
1997 Watercolour of Mathon Court for Ninky Phipps' birthday

     
PRIZES

1955 Industrial Britain Richard Thomas and Baldwin Painting Prize
1958 Royal Artillery Painting Prize (during National Service 1957-1959)
1985 Lamport Hall Painting Competition First Prize
1988 Birmingham Pastel Society Everyman Award
1989 City of Birmingham Centenary Exhibition
Winsor & Newton Sponsors Prize
1989 Pastel Society, London First Prize Daler-Rowney Award
1990 Singer & Friedlander/Sunday Times Watercolour Competition
First Prize £15,000
1990 Birmingham Pastel Society Everyman Award
1992 Birmingham Pastel Society Everyman Award
1996 Singer & Friedlander/Sunday Times Watercolour Competition
Third Prize £1,000
1997 Birmingham Pastel Society First Prize Daler-Rowney Award
1997 Cheltenham Open Drawing Competition - Commended
1999 Birmingham Pastel Society First Prize Daler-Rowney Award
1999 Singer & Friedlander/Sunday Times Watercolour Competition
Second Prize£5,000

     
     
     

 

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