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
2011 Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris
2010 Flowers East, London
2008 Mullan Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland
2005 Fenton Gallery, Cork, Ireland

2004 Warren Gallery, Castletownshend
2002 Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
1997 Galerie St. Jacques, Brussels

Selected Group Exhibitions
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, RHA, Dublin
2004 An Irish Eye, Landscapes of Fact and Imagination, Castle of Good Hope, Capetown