School of Art

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School of Art
Aberystwyth University
Buarth Mawr
SY23 1NG

Tel: +44 (0)1970 622460

Fax: +44 (0)1970 622461


Display artist/maker:

Steven Whitehead

Born: 1960, UK, England, Coventry

Painter. Studied at the University College of Wales (now Aberystwyth University), under the tutelage of David Tinker, where he earned both a BA (Hons) and an MA in Visual Art. He then continued his studies at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London from 1985-6. A subsequent career in Fine Art education culminated in his heading the MA Painting course at the University of Hull (Scarborough). He has twice been a winner of the Wales Open, as well as prizewinner for the Manchester Academy and Hunting Art Prizes exhibitions. His paintings are held in the permanent collections of the Contemporary Art Society of Wales, Accenture, Prudential, Skye Pharma and the Royal Bank of Scotland. He maintains a reputation as one of the leading British Realist Painters of his generation due to his incredible hyperrealism and fantastical scenery therein. Each painting is a composite of images, photographs, sketches and colour notes collected by Whitehead on location and painstakingly re-produced on canvas back at his studio.

Objects in the collections associated with this artist/maker

Platform Two OP170 Oil Paintings