Printmaker, painter and teacher, born in Lancashire, who studied at Manchester College of Art, 1963–4; Central School of Art and Design, 1964–7; Royal College of Art, 1967–70; University of Chile, Santiago, 1973; and the Catholic University there, 1974. Awards included David Murray Landscape Scholarship, 1967; John Minton Travelling Scholarship, 1970; and President of Chile Scholarship, 1973. While in Chile, Clarkson was artist-in-residence and English teacher at the Grange School, Santiago. Teaching in England included printmaking appointments at Winchester School of Art, Ulster Polytechnic in Belfast, Loughborough College of Art and Design and Wolverhampton Polytechnic. Took part in many group shows including John Moores Liverpool Exhibition, 1976.
Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)