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David Remfry RA (b. 1942)

David Remfry studied at Hull College of Art from 1959 to 1964. Remfry had his first solo show in London in 1973 and has since had more than 50 international solo exhibitions. His first show in the United States was at the Ankrum Gallery, Los Angeles in 1980. He has exhibited regularly since then at galleries in New York, Los Angeles and Florida and in 2002 had a solo exhibition at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, NY, Museum of Modern Art affiliate, which was curated by Alanna Heiss and Daniel Marzona. Solo museum shows in England include the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, Ferens Art Gallery, Hull, (1975 and 2005) Middlesbrough Art Gallery, the National Portrait Gallery and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. He has exhibited many times at galleries in Holland and Germany.

An international touring retrospective of his DANCERS paintings opened in 2002 at the Boca Raton Museum of Art, Florida and at the Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH in March 2004. The exhibition toured to the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, England in May 2005 and the Ferens Art Gallery in November 2005. An extensive catalogue of the DANCERS series has been published by the Boca Raton Museum of Art to coincide with its tour and includes essays by Dore Ashton, Edward Lucie-Smith and Carter Ratcliff and an interview with Alanna Heiss. Remfry lives and works in London and New York.


Royal Academician


Born: 1942 in Worthing, Sussex, England, United Kingdom

Nationality: British

Elected RA: 2 June 2006

Elected Senior RA: 1 October 2017

Honorary officer: Eranda Professor of Drawing 2016 - 19 March 2018

Gender: Male

Preferred media: Painting and Printmaking

Works by David Remfry in the RA Collection

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