Clyde Hopkins

Plankhead - silkscreen

Original silkscreen prints from the highly-regarded British painter, printmaker and teacher. Powerful images with strong use of colour and enigmatic shapes... 

Clyde Hopkins was born in Bexhill, Sussex in 1946 and studied Fine Art at the University of Reading in the sixties.  

He has exhibited his paintings and prints for over forty years, starting with a schoolboy show in the Gas Showrooms, Barrow in Furness in 1964. Exhibitions include the Serpentine Gallery, London (1978 and 1986), the Acme Gallery London (1981), Ikon Gallery Birmingham and Rochdale Art Gallery (both 1985), Salisbury Art Centre (1988), Castlefield Gallery Manchester (1989), Kunstverein Kirchzarten Germany (Kunst Europa 1991), Reg Vardy Arts Foundation, Sunderland (1994), Atkinson Gallery Millfield School (1996), ‘Vodka, a Stiff Breeze and Paranoia' at the London Institute Gallery (1998), Francis Graham Dixon Gallery London (1989, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1997), Galeria Joan Prats New York USA (1990 and 1994) and 116 gallery, Tenterden (2010). In 2012 he had a solo show –brown madder – at Chelsea Futurespace and later this year will be exhibiting at the Merston Gallery near Chichester.

Clyde Hopkins was Head of Painting at Chelsea College of Art from 1990 to 2006, from where he retired as an Emeritus Professor.  In 2007-08, he acted as the curator and organiser of an exhibition celebrating painting at Chelsea, called '… Same As It Ever Was' which contained the work of some fifty artists, occupied three galleries and was accompanied by a catalogue with texts by Matthew Collings, David Ryan and Clyde Hopkins. In 1980 he was awarded the Mark Rothko Travelling Scholarship, and in 1998, the Lorne Award

His work has been exhibited in solo and group shows in public galleries throughout the UK including the Serpentine, the Hayward, the Whitechapel, the Mappin, the Ikon, the Axiom, the Bede, Winchester, Salisbury Arts Centre and the Arts Gallery London. He has also shown at the Royal Academy and private galleries including Francis Graham-Dixon, Flowers East, Martin Tinney, Cardiff, and Galeria Joan Prats New York.

After Gubbio - silkscreen

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