ROBERT LANGE STUDIOS

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Michael Hyam



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I have been a professional painter now for the last thirty years. I was born in London in 1958. My formal art training was undertaken at Newcastle Polytechnic.

My main areas of interest are portraits and the human figure.

My influences are many and include artists such as: Valentin Serov, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, James Montgomery Flagg, Edouard Manet, Egon Schiele, Willy Pogany, NC Wyeth, Frantisek Kupka, Gustav Klimt, Käthe Kollwitz,, Alphonse Mucha, Frank Frazetta and Edouard Vuillard, to name a few.

I have exhibited widely in the UK and Internationally. These include: Royal Society of Portrait Painters; Royal Watercolour Society; Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, The Discerning Eye and the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours. In 1992 I won the Daler-Rowney Award for Outstanding Work and in 1993 was elected an associate member of the Royal Society of British Artists. I have had many one-man exhibitions and also undertaken several high profile commissions including portraits of Sir Frank Rogers, Peter Riddell (Commissioner for Public Appointments), Mrs Avril Riddell and Sir Phillip Naylor-Leyland.

CURRICULUM VITAE

EDUCATION    1982 – 86 Newcastle-upon-Tyne Polytechnic.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

1989 Royal Overseas League, London (prize winner).

1989,1990, 1991, 1992, 1995 Royal Watercolour Society, London.

1990, 1992, 1996, 1999 Sunday Times Watercolour Exhibition, London.

1990,1992, 1993, 2007 Royal Society of British Artists, London.

1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1998 Royal Institute of Painters in Water colours, London.

1991-94,1998, 2014 Royal Society of Portrait Painters, London.

1990, 1992, 1996 Singer-Friedlander Watercolour Exhibition , London.

1992, 1996, 2007, 2008, 2014, 2016  “The Discerning Eye”, Mall Galleries, London (prize winner).
(2008 “The Discerning Eye”, Mall Galleries exhibitor by invitation. {six works}.
(2016 Discerning Eye Prize Winners show at the Triforum, London.)

1994, 1995 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

1994 Waterman Fine Art, London.

2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2011 Adam Gallery, London & Bath.

2010, 2012, Panter& Hall, London.

2005 Arcadia Fine Art, New York.

AWARDS

2020 Founders Award, ‘Discerning Eye’.

2007 Meynell Fenton Prize, ‘Discerning Eye’.

1989 Countess Driscoll-Spalletti Prize at the Royal Overseas League.

1991 Short list for Carroll Award at the Royal Society of Portrait Painters.

1991 Short list for Young Artist Award at the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours.

1992 Daler-Rowney Prize Royal Watercolour Society.

COLLECTIONS

Mr Johnny Depp

Ms. Vanessa Paradis

Collection Apollo Magazine

The Newspaper Society, London(Portrait of Sir Frank Rogers, commissioned by the Society)

Collection Mr Alexander Monroe

Baron Patten of Barnes.(Ex. British Govenor to Hong Kong)

Mr Peter Riddell CBE. 

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