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Paintings, sketches and prints by Garrick Palmer

See the works of celebrated local artist Garrick Palmer

Garrick Palmer was born in Portsmouth in 1933 and continues to live and work locally. From 1945 to 1949 he was educated at St. John's College, Southsea, which he followed with a National Diploma of Design in painting and engraving from the Portsmouth College of Art and Design. He went on to study at the Royal Academy in London between 1955 and 1959 and was awarded the David Murray Landscape Scholarships in 1955, 1956 and 1957, the Leverhulme Scholarship in 1957, the Royal Academy Gold Medal and the Edward Scott Travelling Scholarship in 1958. Palmer also taught at Winchester School of Art, where he became a full-time tutor in 1962 and, in 1966, the head of the Foundation Department.

He retired from Winchester School of Art in December 1986, thereafter devoting himself full-time to his art. In November 2012, the Society of Wood Engravers awarded its 75th Anniversary Prize to Palmer for his Circular Forms series which exists in several editions. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers, and the Society of Wood Engravers. Several versions from the Circular Forms series feature in this new display alongside some early sketches he did as an art student in Portsmouth. The works on display are from the museum collection and include three pieces on loan from the artist.

On display at Portsmouth Museum until 3rd May, 2018. Admission free.

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