Ian McKeever RA (b1946)
Artist and printmaker who lives in Dorset. He took a degree in English before beginning to paint in 1969. His first solo show in London was in 1973 at the ICA and in 1989 he was awarded the prestigious DAAD scholarship to work in Berlin. In 1990 the Whitechapel Gallery held a major retrospective of his work. His early works were landscape based, however his work became more abstract in the 1980s. As well as a painter, McKeever is a gifted printmaker and has worked in etching, drypoint, woodcut and lithography. In 2008 a selection of his prints were exhibited at Tate St Ives as part of a tribute to the etcher Hugh Stoneman with whom he collaborated over many years. He has held various teaching positions including at the Slade School, the Städel Akademie der Kunst, Frankfurt, Professor of Drawing at the Royal Academy Schools from 2006-2011, and is Visiting Professor of Painting at the University of Brighton since 2001. His work is represented in numerous public collections in Europe and the USA including Tate Gallery, London, British Museum, London, Arts Council of Great Britain, The Government Art Collection, The British Council, The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, Metropolitan Museum, New York, Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, Yale Center for British Art, Boston Museum of Fine Art.