William Crozier, HRHA

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William Crozier, HRHA, was born in Glasgow to Irish parents and educated at the Glasgow School of Art between 1949 and 1953. On graduating he spent time in Paris and Dublin before settling in London, where he quickly gained a reputation as the 1950s equivalent of a Young British Artist though the early success and notoriety of his exhibitions at the ICA, Drian and the Arthur Tooth galleries. William Crozier was also part of the artistic and literary world of 1950s Soho, a close associate of the Roberts, Colquhoun, and MacBryde, John Minton, and William Scott. Crozier was a teacher, first at Bath Academy of Art, then at the Central School of Art and Design, the Studio School in New York, and finally at the Winchester School of Art. Crozier exhibited widely in the UK, Ireland and Continental Europe. He was awarded the Premio Lissone in Milan and the Oireachtas Gold medal for Painting in Dublin. In 1991 the Crawfod Art Gallery, Cork and the Royal Hibernian Academy of which he is an honarary member, curated a retrospective of his work.

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2019 Painter-printmaker, Flowers, Cork Street, London
2017 The Edge of the Landscape, Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen, County Cork
2017 The Edge of the Landscape, IMMA, Dublin
2017 Savagery Beneath the surface, Kings Place, London
2010 Pyms Gallery, London
2010 Flowers East, London
2010 The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
2009 Flowers Central, London
2008 Mullan Gallery, Belfast 2007 Flowers East, London
2008 Taylor Galleries, Dublin
2006 Warren Gallery, Castletownshend, Skibbereen, County Cork
2005 Fenton Gallery, Cork
2004 Taylor Galleries, Dublin
2004 Fenton Gallery, Cork, in association with Warren Gallery, Castletownshend, Skibbereen, County Cork
2002 Fenton Gallery, Cork
2002 The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
2000 Bantry House, Cork, Ireland
1998 Graphic Studio Gallery, Dublin
1998 Taylor Galleries, Dublin
1997 Galerie St Jacques, Brussels 1996 Bruton Gallery, London
1995 Bruton Gallery, London
1994 William Jackson Gallery, London 1991 RHA Gallagher Galleries, Dublin 1990 Crawford Art Gallery, Cork
1990 Drian Galleries, London
1990 Leeds Polytechnic Gallery
1990 National Gallery, Gdansk, Poland
1990 The Scottish Gallery, London
1990 Taylor Galleries, Dublin

Selected Group Exhibitions
2019 50 Years, Flowers, Cork Street, London
2017 Mono, Flowers, Kingsland Road, London
2012 Colourists, William Crozier, Albert Irvin & Lucy Jones, Flowers Central, London
2012 100 Prints, Flowers East, London
2012 Invited artist, the Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, Scotland
2011 AIB Collection, Crawford Art Gallery, Cork
2006 The Contemporary Irish Arts Society, IMMA, Dublin
2005 The West as Metaphor, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin
2004 An Irish Eye, Landscapes of Fact and Imagination, Castle of Good Hope, Capetown
2002 An Leabhar Mor: The Great Book of Gaelic, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow 2002 Smithsonian Institute, Washington DC (and tour)
2002 Line: Exploration, The Lavitt Gallery, Cork
1995 Irish Masters, Washington, Philadelphia and New York
1995 The Great Famine, Claremorris, Ireland
1995 The Continuing Tradition, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow

2000 Elected Honorary Member, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin
1994 Douglas Hyde Gold Medal for Painting, The Oireachtas, Dublin
1992 Elected member, Aosdána
1987 Professor of European Arts, afterwards Professor Emeritus, Winchester School of Art
1979 Visiting Fellowship, New York Studio School, New York
1959 Premio Lissone, Milan, ‘per la giovane pittura internazionale’

2005 Dali’s ‘Christ of St John of the Cross’, Mick Gold for BBC TV
2002 Dali and the Doctor, Colour TV, Scotland
2000 The Frame, Clare Lewis for Meridian TV, UK
1996 Charleston, ‘Summer Painting’ 3, and Meon Shore, ‘Summer Painting’ 4, Carolyn Djanogly for Meridian TV, UK
1992 The Truth about a Painter, Cian O hEigertaigh for RTE, Ireland
1990 William Crozier, for Arts Express, RTE, Ireland
1970 William Crozier, W. Gordon Smith for BBC Scotland