Painter, printmaker and teacher, born in Lichfield, Staffordshire. He attended Birmingham College of Art, 1962–6, then Royal College of Art, 1966–9, winning the John Minton Scholarship in the latter year. In that year, too, he showed at ICA, with Young Contemporaries and in North America, in 1970 making the first of several appearances at Bradford Print Biennale, in 1971 having the first of a series of exhibitions at Angela Flowers Gallery. In 1973 Neiland gained a solo show at Victoria & Albert Museum, which toured. Won a prize at John Moores Exhibition, Liverpool, in 1978. Neiland went on to show with Fischer Fine Art, where he was noted for his sophisticated cityscapes which dwelt on reflections and refractions of light. Arts Council and Banque Arabe et Internationale d’Investissement, Paris, hold his work.
Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)