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Richard Sorrell NEAC RBA PPRWSShow: Profile | Artworks

Born in 1948, Richard studied at the RA Schools (Post Graduate Course) 1968-72, having also attended Walthamstow Art School and Kingston College of Art.

Richard was elected to the Royal Watercolour Society in 1975, and was Vice-President of that society 2002-05, and President 2006-09.

He is also an Executive Committee member of the Mall Galleries 2000-06.

Richard Sorrell’s work is held in the collections of the V&A Museum, Museum of London, the National Trust, Norwich City Council, Beecroft Art Gallery, Southend-on-Sea, Basildon Arts Trust and in private collections in Britain, Europe and US.

• 2007 – Founder and President of Royal Watercolour Society in East Anglia
• 1969 – 72 Royal Academy Schools (RA Schools Postgraduate Certificate)
• 1966 – 69 Kingston College of Art (Dip AD)
• 1965 – 66 Walthamstow Art School

Honours

• RA Schools Silver and Bronze Medals
• 1975 Elected to the Royal Watercolour Society: elected VPRWS 2002
• 1988 Elected to the Royal Society of British Artists
• 1995 Elected to the New English Art Club
• Appointed Governor of the Mall Galleries
• 2006 Elected President of RWS

Exhibitions

• Royal Academy Summer Exhibitions since 1971
• Royal Watercolour Society since 1975 (featured artist 1993)
• Royal Society of British Artists since 1986 (featured artist 1993)
• New English Art Club since 1995
• DLI Museum and Art Gallery, Durham 1975
• Beecroft Art Gallery, Southend-on-Sea 1978
• Hayward Gallery, Lutyens Exhibition 1980
• Agnew’s 1981- 1993
• Cadogan Gallery 1992
• Lynn Strover Gallery Cambridge 1994/6
• The Old Workshop Art Gallery, Norfolk 1996
• Kentmere House Gallery, York 1996
• Llewellyn Alexander Gallery since 1996
• Manor House Gallery, Chipping Norton since 1997
• Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum 1997 (with Edmund Fairfax-Lucy)
• Langham Fine Art 1997/8/9
• Thompson’s Gallery, Stow on the Wold
• Woodgates Gallery, East Bergholt
• Brian Sinfield Gallery
• Bourne Gallery, Reigate 2000
• Guildford Arts (Mill Gallery) 2002/3
• Sheen Gallery 2002 – 2006
• Alresford Gallery 2003
• Alpha House Gallery, Sherbourne Dorset 2003, 2007
• Galleries Sternberg, Chicago 2003, 2006

Public Collections

• Victoria & Albert Museum: Aerial view of the Channel Tunnel Workings at Shakespeare Cliff, with supporting material and drawings
• The National Trust: Aerial views of Blickling, Norfolk; Ickworth, Suffolk; Uppark, Sussex and paintings of Calke Abbey, Flatford Mill and Oakhurst Cottage, Surrey
• The Faringdon Collection
• Norwich City Council
• Godalming Museum
• Museum of London
• Beecroft Art Gallery, Southend-on-Sea
• St Nicholas Abbey, Barbados
• Basildon Arts Trust

In 2001 Richard Sorrell presented a picture of her Centenary parade to HM Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother.


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