Lot 534 - William Packer - Dandelion and Lesser Hawkbit
William Packer (born 1940) has had a long career as a painter. He first exhibited at the RA in 1963 and has shown his work whenever possible ever since, both in group and solo exhibitions. He was a visiting lecturer for many years at art schools around the country and later an examiner and advisor. He is also a writer and art critic, having been the art critic of the FT for many years. He has written for various other newspapers, journals, and magazines, and has published several books on art and artists. He has served on many exhibition selection panels and institutional boards and committees, including the Crafts Council, the Government Art Collection, the Council for Academic Awards, and Heatherley's Art School. He has also curated a number of exhibitions, including the first British Art Show and a major Elizabeth Blackadder Retrospective. He is married to Clare Packer, who is also an artist, and they live in Brixton.
Windsor Grammar School, Wimbledon School of Art and Brighton College of Art.
Many group exhibitions over the years, notably with the RA on occasion and regularly with the New English Art Club of which he is a member: regular solo shows until lately with the Piers Feetham Gallery, and recently with Kittoe Contemporary.
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