Jennifer Dickson RA b1936
Eminent photographer and printmaker, born in South Africa who studied at Goldsmiths School of Art 1954-9 before emigrating to Canada in 1969. She was also tutored by the great Stanley William Hayter at Atelier 17 in Paris, in the field of printmaking.
Since 1962, Jennifer Dickson has had more than 60 one-person exhibitions in six countries and has participated in more than 400 group exhibitions. Her awards include the Prix de Jeunes Artistes pour Gravure, from the 1963 Biennale de Paris, and a Special Purchase Award from the World Print Competition (San Francisco Museum of Art, 1974). In 1980 she was awarded the Biennale Prize of the 5th Norwegian International Print Biennale. She has represented Canada in the Internationale Buchkunst-Austellung Leipzig on several occasions since 1977. In 1976 Jennifer Dickson was elected a Royal Academician by the Royal Academy of Art, – the only Canadian in the 200 year history of this prestigious institution to have been so honored. She is, in addition, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers (London, England).