Bill Dean ROI.
Born in North London, Bill was educated at the Latymer School and studied at Hornsey College of Art.
After National Service he entered teaching, retiring in1985 his last post being in adult education in Kent. In 1986 he started painting in oils a new venture which brought success when he was selected by Artist magazine for “Britain’s Painters 92” and in 1996 accepted for the RA Summer Exhibition, his first showing.
Elected ROI in 2011 and appointed Archivist in 2009. An entry in “Who's Who in Art “ followed.
Elected member of the Wapping Group of Artists 2012
Group Exhibitions include:-RA Summer
Royal Society of Marine Artists
Royal Society of British Artists
Royal Institute of Oil Painters
New English Art Club
CollectionsPalace of Westminster , House of Lords, Lord Hattersley, Brian Sinfield , Schroders and many commissions in America , Greece, and the U.K.
The Manina Joy Schwaber Memorial Prize
The Arts Club Award
Fine Art UK Award for Contemporary Innovation
2011 Discerning Eye Chairmans Purchase Prize
Stanley Grimm Prize 2012
Dartington Crystal Chalice 2013
As well as the Mall Gallery in London, Bill has exhibited at many galleries throughout the UK and is represented by the A&K Wilson Gallery [Harpenden]