Roland Piche (b1938)
London born artist who trained at the Hornsey College of Art and Royal College of art, emerging as a radical student in the early 60s. He did not align himself to any school or group and his work has always been complex and contradictory. Whilst a student he worked part time for Henry Moore who was a supporter of his, and after graduating he exhibited at the Whitechapel Gallery, the Marlborough Gallery (first solo show in 1967), the Whitworth Gallery and the Royal Academy.
Piche was also a teacher and lecturer, working at many art colleges throughout the UK including the Slade School, Goldsmiths, Chelsea School of Art and as Principal Lecturer and Head of Sculpture at Maidstone and Canterbury Colleges of Art