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Mutatis Mutandis Vll by Paul Huxley RA

Born: 12 May 1938, London, UK
Elected ARA: 27 May 1987
Elected RA: 26 June 1991
Category of Membership: Painter


Paul Huxley studied at Harrow School of Art from 1951 to 1956, and subsequently at the Royal Academy Schools from 1956 to 1960. He taught at the Royal College of Art from 1976, becoming Professor of Painting there from 1986 until 1998, when he was appointed Professor Emeritus.

Huxley’s first solo exhibition was held in 1963 at the Rowan Gallery, London, where he continued to exhibit regularly during the following two decades. Huxley participated in many group exhibitions, nationally and internationally, from 1959 when he exhibited in ‘Young Contemporaries’, London. In 1964 he participated in ‘The New Generation’ exhibition at the Whitechapel Art Gallery, alongside Caulfield, Hockney, Hoyland and Riley. More recent group exhibitions include shows at the Barbican (1993), the Gulbenkian Centre for Modern Art, Lisbon (1997), and Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge and Leicester City Art Gallery (1999).

In 1964, Huxley won first prize in the Stuyvesant Travel Awards which took him to America. He was a prize winner at the Paris Biennale (1965) and in the same year was awarded a Harkness Fellowship with which he returned to the States, living in New York for a two year residency. He won the Linbury Trust Award (1977), first prize in the Eastern Arts Exhibition (1983) and a National Art Collections award for Outstanding Serice to the Arts (1995). Among his commissions are 22 ceramic mural designs for Kings Cross Station (1984), sets and costumes for the Rambert Dance Company (1991) and a wall drawing for the entrance and stairway of Pallant House Gallery, Chichester (2001).

Huxley was a member of the advisory panels for the Arts Council of Great Britain and the Serpentine Gallery. He was a Trustee of the Tate Gallery from 1975 to 1982, acting for a period as chairman of its Exhibitions Committee. He was elected a Royal Academician in 1987 and has been Treasurer of the Royal Academy since 2000.

Recent Solo Exhibitions:

2001 Rhodes + Mann, London
Pallant House Gallery, Chichester
1999 New Art Centre, Roche Court, Salisbury
1998 Jason & Rhodes Gallery, London
1994 Gardner Art Centre, Sussex University
1992 Gillian Jason Gallery, London
1991 Galerie zur alten deutschen Schule, Thun, Switzerland

Public Collections:

Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, New York
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
Arts Council of Great Britain
British Council
Camden Borough Council
Centro Cultural Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City
Contemporary Art Society, London
Creasey Collection of Contemporary Art, Salisbury
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
Government Art Collection, London
Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield
Leeds City Art Gallery
Leicestershire Education Authority
Moroccan Government Collection, Asilah
Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Neuberger Museum, State University of New York
Nuffield Foundation
Royal College of Art, London
Szépsaüvészeti Müzeum, Budapest
Tate Gallery, London
Technisches Museum, Vienna
Ulster Museum, Belfast
Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester

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Anima Animus V by Paul Huxley RA