CusArtisttom Category: Modern / Contemporary British


Born in Suffolk in 1955, Tessa Newcomb is the daughter of artist Mary Newcomb.  She attended the Norwich School of Art from 1972 and received a BA (Hons) in Fine Art from Bath Academy of Art in 1976.  In 1977 she studied printmaking at the Wimbledon School of Art. Newcomb’s first solo exhibition was held… Read more »

Kip Gresham (b1951)

Kip Gresham is a master printer, publisher and artist. Born in Cambridge, he studied art at Manchester and Newcastle Universities. He has established several influential and highly productive printmaking studios and publishing houses including the Manchester Print Workship in 1975, the Chilford Hall Press in 1982 in partnership with Sam Alper. He became director and master… Read more »

Michael Carlo (b1945)

Michael Carlo is a British printmaker who studied at Colchester School of Art and the Royal College of Art and also taught in London in the 60s and 70s. During his early years Michael worked with Edward Bawden, helping him in his studio at Great Bardfield. It was Edward who suggested that he attended the Royal… Read more »

Paul Bisson (b1938)

Born in Guernsey Channel Islands in 1938 Paul Bisson studied at the St. Martin’s School of Art  then at the Royal Academy School graduating in 1961.  After graduating, he worked and exhibited in Spain. In this period he mainly worked in oils of landscapes and nude figures. In the early seventies he returned to London… Read more »

Lin Jammet (1958-2017)

Born in London to his renowned artist mother Elisabeth Frink RA and a French architect father, Michel Jammet, Lin grew up surrounded by art and spent some of his early childhood in France.  His parents were close friends with Julian Trevelyan and Mary Fedden, and Lin went on to do printmaking with Trevelyan in the… Read more »

Stephen Buckley (b1944)

Stephen Buckley studied Fine art at Durham University under Richard Hamilton and then at the University of Reading under Terry Frost. He has taught at Chelsea School of Art and the Royal College of Art and appointed Professor of Fine Art at Reading in 1994.  He has held over 50 solo shows and has work… Read more »

Richard Hamilton (1922-2011)

Visionary artist and painter, the founder of pop art in the 50s who laid the foundations for a generation of world famous artists to come. In his own words, “Pop art would be popular, transient, expendable, low-cost, mass-produced, young, witty, sexy, gimmicky, glamorous, and Big Business.” It was not just an art movement, it was… Read more »

Fraser Taylor (b1960)

Fraser Taylor is a Scottish artist who studied at the Glasgow School of Art, earning a First in Painting, followed by Printmaking at the Royal College of Art in London. He founded The Cloth Company in the 80s, an internationally acclaimed textile printing company and featured in a V&A exhibition on fashion in 2014.  Painting… Read more »

Vic Reeves (b1959)

Vic Reeves (born James Roderick Moir) is a well known face of British television. Presenter and comedian, he trained as an artist at St John Cass art college in Whitechapel in the 1980s and alongside his TV work has continued to paint and exhibit over the years.  He has gained quite a reputation as an… Read more »

Frank Martin (1921-2005)

Illustrator, teacher and artist, Frank Martin studied at St Martin’s School of Art. In his early career he worked as an illustrator and wood engraver, working for newspapers and magazines.  He was fascinated by Hollywood and silent movies and produced a large body of work using this as his inspiration. In 1953 he joined Camberwell… Read more »

Jeff Keen (1923-2012)

An experimental film-maker, poet and artist, an important contributor to the counterculture scene in Britain, whose rapid-fire animations, multiple screen projections and raucous performances redefined multimedia art in Britain.  His work was recently acquired by the TATE following a retrospective at the Brighton Museum in 2012.  Keen used highly innovative techniques of superimposition and editing… Read more »

Keith Milow (b1945)

British artist, renowned abstract sculptor, painter and printmaker, born in London (1945), lived in New York City (1980–2002) and Amsterdam (2002–2014), now lives in London. His work has been characterised as architectural, monumental, procedural, enigmatic and poetical.