Painter and printmaker, born in Montevideo, Uruguay, who studied at Winchester School of Art, 1978–9; St Martin’s School of Art, 1979–82; and gained his master’s degree at Chelsea School of Art, 1982–3. Gained a Rome Scholarship, 1983–4; in 1985 was artist-in-residence at Portsmouth Polytechnic; was painting fellow at Winchester School of Art, 1986–7; in 1987 won Greater London Arts Association and Oppenheim-John Downes Trust Award; with a Mark Rothko Memorial Trust Travelling Award in 1989; and an Elephant Trust Award, 1995. Collaborated on two dance works for Royal Ballet with choreographer Ashley Page. Books included Long Pig and Four Heads, both published by Imprints. Chambers took part in numerous group shows, including Warwick Arts Trust, 1983; Nigel Greenwood Gallery, 1988; Artists’ Books at Eagle Gallery, 1993; and The Hare, City Gallery, Leicester, 1996.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

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