ARTISTS Bios and Information

Stephen Finer

TWO SMALL canvases ,( 11.75×11.75  and 10 x 12 inches)  Ex Bernard Jacobson Gallery ( like mine) were sold at Sotheby’s on 11/11/2016 for £9375 & £10,625 respectivly


Born in London in 1949, Stephen Finer studied at Ravensbourne College of Art from 1966 until 1970. He began organising his own solo shows in 1981 and has subsequently exhibited at the Anthony Reynolds Gallery (1986, 1988), the Berkeley Square Gallery (1989), and at Agnew’s (1998). His portrait of David Bowie and Iman (1995), recently featured in the NPG’s 2000 exhibition, Painting the Century. [b]SELECTED MIXED EXHIBITIONS[/b] [list][*]1980: British Art 1940-80 from the Arts Council Collection, Hayward Gallery London [*]1984:Collazione Inglese ll, Venice Biennale Italy [*]1990: Academician’s Choice -Finer chosen by Kitaj, Mall Galleries London, The Eye Gallery, Bristol [*]1993/94: The Portrait Now, National Portrait Gallery London [*]1996: The Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London – Finer invited by Martin Gayford [*]1997/98: Men on Women, Oriel Theatr Clwyd, Bodelwyddan Castle, School of Art Museum & Art Gallery, Aberystwyth [*]1998: Contemporary Self Portraits, Six Chapel Row Bath [*]2000/01: Painting the Century National Portrait Gallery London [*]2003: The National Portrait Gallery Collects, Bodelwyddan Castle, Wales[/list] [b]SELECTED ARTICLES & PUBLICATIONS[/b] [list] [*] ‘Portraits that Capture the Prizes‘, William Packer, Financial Times, Thursday June 5 1986 [*] ‘Artists of the Day‘, Art Monthly, June 1986 [*] ‘Spotlight: Stephen Finer‘, Robin Gibson, Modern Painters vol 4 No 4 1992 [*] ‘Article of Faith’, Colin Wiggins, Art Review, Summer Issue 1994 [*] ‘Stephen Finer: Presence and Identity’, Martin Golding, Modern Painters Spring 2000 [*] ‘The Fame of the Pose’, Hugh Pearman, Sunday Times Magazine, 22 October 2000 [*] ’Painting the Century 101 Portrait Masterpieces’ [*] Robin Gibson; introduction by Norbert Lynton, National Portrait Gallery[/list] [b]COLLECTIONS[/b] [list] [*]Arts Council [*]The British Council [*]Contemporary Art Society [*]Los Angeles County Museum of Art [*]National Portrait Gallery [*]Pallant House Gallery [*]Southport Art Gallery[/list] [b]TELEVISION[/b] [list] [*]ITN with Alma Cogan, 1960 [*]Norbert Lynton interview on the nude in art by Channel One (cable) 1995 [*]‘Paint it Red’ Norbert Lynton interviewed by Channel One (cable) 1995 [*]BBC1 News, James Wilkinson Wednesday 29 April 1998 9.05pm [*]British Satellite News recorded Tuesday 20 Nov 2001 [*]ZDF German Television – interviewed by Katrina Balmforth recorded Tuesday 20 Nov 2001 [*]Fuji Television, Japan August 2003 [*]Private collections in England, Ireland & America [/list] [b]FILM[/b] [list] [*]1980 Pilgrim Farewell, directed by Michael Roemer USA [/list] [b]REFERENCE[/b] [list] [*]Allgemeines Kunstlerlexikon [*]Complete Illustrated Catalogue, National Portrait Gallery London 2004 [*]Dictionary of British Artists Since 1945 ed. David Buckman [*]Dictionary of International Biography [*]Handbook of British Painting & Printmaking 1900-1990 Scolar Press, Ashgate 1998 [*]Insight Guides Museums and Galleries of London, APA Publication 2002 [*]National Portrait Guide by John Cooper 2000 [*]Who’s Who in Art [/list]