Painter, teacher and writer, born in London, whose portrait Gary Stevens: Artist and Performer was included in The Garrick/Milne Prize, 2003, exhibition at Christie’s. Minna Stevens did a foundation course at Middlesex Polytechnic, 1974–5; graduated in fine art from Goldsmiths’ College School of Art, 1975–8; and gained her master’s in design history, Royal College of Art/Victoria & Albert Museum, 1990–2. Stevens taught widely, mainly in the London area, later posts including Central St Martins School of Art & Design, 1982–98; Winchester School of Art, 1992–3; and from 1995 Heatherley’s School of Fine Art. In 1989, Stevens was co-author with Caroline Evans of the book Women and Fashion: a New Look. Her many group shows included Nudes, Angela Flowers Gallery, 1980; Artists in Adult Education, Woodlands Art Gallery, 1982; Uncertain Subjects, The Showroom, 1984; BP Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery, 1995; The Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, 1999; and RP, Mall Galleries, from 2001.

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

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