Paul Thomas

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Paul Thomas (b1951) studied at Harrow School of Art (1969-70), Winchester School of Art (1970-73) and The Royal College of Art (1974-77). He was Cheltenham Fellow in Painting (1977-78) and Artist-in-Residence in Drawing at The National Art School, Sydney, Australia (2004-5).

Solo exhibitions include: David Rex Livingston Gallery Sydney Nov. 2013 City Recital Hall Sydney (The Composers) 2012-2014;Drawings from The Iliad & The Odyssey The Drawing Gallery, London (2005);Drawings, NSW National Park (2004-05); The Odyssey & The Iliad, Pittville Gallery, Cheltenham (2002); The Trojan War, Pierrepont Fine Art, Oxford (2002) and The Hellenic Centre, London (1999); Dejeuner sur l’herbe, Wolfson College Gallery, Oxford(1983); Midland Group, Nottingham (1980); Gallery, Falmouth School of Art (1979); Riverside Studios, London (1978); McMurray Gallery, London (1977).

Group exhibitions include: Derwent Drawing Prize (2013); Drawing Inspiration Abbott Hall Kendall (2006); Drawn Together, RWA, Bristol (2004); Current Work, Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield (1988); Camden Art Centre (1988); Chastenet European Art Centre, London (1981); New Art Centre, London (1981); Cleveland International Drawing Biennale, (1993,1989); Hunting Art Prize (1997); Jerwood Drawing Prize (1996/98/2000) and the National Portrait Award (1980/81).He has exhibited in group exhibitions at The Drawing Gallery since 2004. Publications include The Iliad & The Odyssey (2005); Drawing, Cassell (2003); The Trojan War, Making Space (1999) and The Millennium Bestiary, UWE (1995). His work is held in private and public collections in the UK and Australia, including Oxford University, Imperial College, The Burston Collection, The Cheltenham Museum & Art Gallery and the Victoria & Albert Museum. Paul Thomas was co-founder of The Jerwood Drawing Prize.

He lives and works in Gloucestershire, UK.