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Brendan Neiland RA

Brendan Neiland is one of Britain’s foremost and contemporary painters and printmakers, represented in major museums and galleries worldwide. In Britain, these include The Victoria and Albert Museum, The Tate Gallery, the Collections of The British Council and The Arts Council of Great Britain

He was born in Lichfield in 1941 and trained at Birmingham College of Art and The Royal College of Art. He has spent many years teaching in Art Colleges. His work has been influenced by research in Birmingham factories as well as world travel and a study of artists such as Fernand Leger, Tom Wesselman, Vermeer, El Greco and Goya.

He has created some of the most memorable images of modern metropolitan existence. His work has been commissioned by leading commercial companies, public service institutions and education establishments and has been the subject of several television documentaries.

Informed by the practice of photography yet influenced by a sense of the poetics of light and pictorial structure which can be related to the work of Braque or Magritte, Corot or Vermeer, the art of Brendan Neiland is eloquent of the enigma of existence as it has been manifest in the modern era.

At once intimate and grand, celebratory and melancholy, his work often features the soaring glass and steel structures typical of the era’s corporate architecture. At the same time, the work embraces a range of spiritual matters.
He was elected to The Royal Academy in 1992.

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