Jennifer Durrant RA Elect (b. 1942)

Jennifer Durrant studied at Brighton College of Art from 1959 to 1963 and at the Slade School of Art, London from 1963 to 1966.

Durrant’s work has been praised for its “symbolic resonance”. The abstract forms which distinguish her work often suggest natural processes but resist definition. Her work is often discussed in terms of its spirituality. Durrant exhibited in The Journey: A Search for the Role of Contemporary Art in Religious and Spiritual Life (1990), during which one of her paintings, Arrival, was displayed in Lincoln Cathedral. She herself has said: “I do think that a painting may be rather like a mandala, in that its use may be meditative or contemplative.”


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

Nationality: British

Elected RA: 8 November 1994

Elected Senior RA: 1 October 2017

Gender: Female

Preferred media: Painting

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