Rose Wylie RA (b. 1934)

Rose Wylie is a painter. She studied at Folkestone and Dover School of Art, and at the Royal College of Art. All of her work is centred on painting and drawing. Wylie represented Great Britain in Women To Watch, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C, 2010. Her first retrospective exhibition was held at the Jerwood Gallery, Hastings, 2012, and was followed by her BP Spotlight exhibition at Tate Britain, 2013, which led to museum shows in Philadelphia; Tonsberg, Norway; Wolfsberg, Germany; Tal R’s Project Space, Copenhagen; and the Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin.

In 2011, she was given the Paul Hamlyn Award and in 2014, she won the John Moores Painting Prize. In 2018 she was awarded an OBE in The Queen’s Birthday Honours.

She has been invited to meet and talk with students in the significant artists series ‘Artists Promenades’ at the Royal College of Art and given talks on her work at The Slade, Goldsmiths, Wimbledon College of Art, The Royal Academy Schools, The Royal Drawing School, John Moores Liverpool, the ICA and Tate Britain. Wylie has work in private and public collections including Tate Britain, the Arts Council Collection, Jerwood Foundation, Hammer Collection, and York City Art Gallery.


Royal Academician


Born: 1934 in Hythe, Kent, England, United Kingdom

Nationality: British

Elected RA: 10 December 2014

Elected Senior RA: 10 December 2014

Gender: Female

Preferred media: Painting

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