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Summer on the Corner of Gordon
© the artist. Photo credit: Southend Museums Service

Summer on the Corner of Gordon 1995

Stephen Gibbs (b.1957)

Southend Museums Service

Painter and draughtsman whose colourful and stylised work often reflected the landscape and life of Southend-on-Sea, Essex, where he was born and lived. Gibbs did a foundation course at South East Essex College, 1975–7; gained a diploma in art and design, specialising in typographic design, London College of Printing, 1977–80; returned to South East Essex College for his further and adult education teaching certificate, 1995; obtaining a Greenwich University certificate in education, 1996; an assessor’s certificate at South East Essex College, 1997; and graduated with honours in education and training at Greenwich University, 1997–9. After briefly working as a graphics technician at Garnet College, Roehampton, 1979, from 1980 Gibbs was graphics co-ordinator, technician/lecturer.

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

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