Artist and lecturer who was born in Brierley Hill and settled in Stourbridge in what is now the West Midlands. He studied at Stourbridge College of Art, 1960–4, notably under John Walker, gaining his art teacher’s diploma at Birmingham University, 1964–5. After various teaching appointments, Rob Perry was head of department, visual communications and the arts, North East Worcestershire College, 1974–94, then a professional painter. He was elected a Citoyen d’Honneur de la Ville d’Albert, 1994, and a full member of the RBSA, 1999. His numerous group show appearances also included the RA Summer Exhibition, NEAC, RBA, PS, MAFA and Salon de Groupement Artistique Litteraire Piccardie. Perry held many solo exhibitions, later ones including York College, Astley Hall Museum and Art Gallery in Chorley, Durham Art Gallery and DLI Museum, RBSA Galleries, Der Volksbank Halle, Alzey, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany, and Lycée Lamarck, Albert, Somme, France, all in 2001.

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

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