Sonia LAWSON

Biography

Gender Female
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1934-06-02
Education RCA (MA, postgrad travelling scholarship)
Books & Publications Publications illustrator for: Look At It This Way (by James Kirkup, 1994), New Year's Eve (by Fay Weldon, 1995), Sonia Lawson, Sansom & Co (in Passions and Alarms)
Recreations cinema, reading, walking
Clubs Royal Over-Seas League, Arts, Dover Street
Style Sonia Lawson, RA, RWS
Career artist; part-time teacher: Harrow Sch of Art 1960, St Martin's, West Surrey Coll of Art, Royal Acad Schs 1975-2005; visiting lectr Royal Acad Schs 1985-2003; Rowney Drawing Prize 1984, Lorne Award 1987, Eastern Arts drawing prize (first prize 1984 and 1989); RA 1982, RWS 1985, Hon RWA 2005; Solo Exhibitions incl: Zwemmer Gallery London 1960, New Arts Centre London 1963, Queens Square Gallery Leeds 1964, Trafford Gallery London 1967, Billingham/Middlesbrough 1973, Harrogate Art Gallery 1979, retrospective Shrines of Life touring exhbn 1982-83, Central Art Gallery Milton Keynes 1982, Mappin Gallery Sheffield 1982, Cartwright Bradford 1982, Leicester Kimberlin and Hull Ferens 1983, Midnight Muse (City Art Gallery Manchester) 1987, Wakefield City Art Gallery 1988, Bradford Cartwright 1989, Boundary Gallery London 1989, 1995, 1998, 2000, 2003 and 2005, Univ of Birmingham 1994 and 2006, retrospective Dean Clough Halifax 1996, Shirehall Stafford 1999, Royal West of England Acad Bristol 2000, Carlow Arts Festival Eire 2001, Vertigo London 2002, Aylesbury Art Gallery & Museum 2006, Wakefield Art Gallery 2008; Group Exhibitions incl: London Gp, Royal Acad, RWS, 25 Years of British Art (Royal Acad Jubilee) 1977, Fragments Against Ruin (Arts Cncl tour) 1981-82, Moira Kelly Fine Art (London 1982 and NY 1983), Tolly Cobbold Tour 1982-83 and 1985-86, Leeds Poly 'New Art' 1987, Manchester City Art Gallery 1988, London RCA Centenary 1988, Olympia, Islington, RCA and Bath Festivals 1989-2000, China Br Cncl Touring Exhbn 1989-90, Royal Inst of Fine Art Glasgow 1990, The Infernal Method etchings, Royal Acad London 1990, John Moores Liverpool 1991, Nielson & Wuethrich Inter Fine Art Thun Switzerland 1992, Mercury Gallery Duncan Campbell London 1992, Lamont, Connaught Brown 1994-97, Carlow Arts Festival Ireland; Work in Collections incl: Imperial War Museum London (BAOR cmmnd W Germany 1984), Arts Cncl GB, Sheffield Graves, Belfast Art Gallery, Univ of Leeds, Middlesbrough Art Gallery, Miny Works, Royal Acad and RCA Collections, Bradford, Huddersfield, Wakefield, Carlisle, Bolton and Rochdale Galleries, Univ Centre Birmingham (cmmnd 1994), St Peter's Oxford, various educn authorities and corp collections, Vatican Rome (cmmnd 1989), Lambeth Palace (cmmnd 1989), Chatsworth House collection, Univ of Queensland, Barclay Capital Paris, private collections in Europe, USA, Canada and Aust
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