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From Ashmore Park to Wednesfield, The Jet Bench
© the artist. Photo credit: British Council Collection

From Ashmore Park to Wednesfield, The Jet Bench 1998

David Rayson (b.1966)

British Council Collection

Painter, born in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, who gained an honours degree at Maidstone College of Art, 1985–9; a teaching certificate at Bristol University, 1990–1; and his master’s at the Royal College of Art, 1995–7. Awards included a Travel Award to Asilah Studios, Morocco, 1995; Studio Award, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, 1996; TI Group Travel Scholarship, New York, America, 1997; and an Oppenheim-John Downes Memorial Trust Award, 1998. Rayson’s pictures were “all of real places painted and drawn from memory.” His acrylic on board From Ashmore Park to Wednesfield: The Linthouse Bridge, of 1998, was included in East International at Norwich School of Art & Design, 1999, the year Rayson’s work appeared in the John Moores Liverpool Exhibition.

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

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