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Painter, lecturer, writer on art and film-maker, born in Warwickshire. His work was based initially on observed reality, but varied considerably between figuration and abstraction. From 1969–80 he was senior lecturer at Colchester School of Art, later part-time tutor at Royal Academy Schools. Killeen was regional art correspondent for The Guardian; wrote articles for art and literary journals; and in 1978 and 1980 won two Arts Council Awards to make art films, after which he concentrated entirely on painting. Was a member of AIA and RWA. Many group appearances included RA, Bruton Street Gallery, Minories in Colchester, Victoria Art Gallery in Bath and Chappel Galleries, Chappel. Solo shows included three at The Minories; others in London, Chelmsford, Bath and Bristol; and one at Alpha House Gallery, Sherborne.

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

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