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Shadow on the Stone
© the artist's estate. Photo credit: The Foundation for Essex Arts: BAT Collection

Shadow on the Stone 1979

Norman Stevens (1937–1988)

The Foundation for Essex Arts: BAT Collection

Printmaker, painter, draughtsman and teacher, born in Bradford. Studied at Bradford Regional College of Art, 1952–7, after three years at Bradford Junior Art School. He also assisted his father, a signwriter. Between 1957–60 was at Royal College of Art, his teachers including Ceri Richards. He won the Lloyd Landscape Scholarship and Abbey Minor Travelling Scholarship. Stevens was later to win the Chichester Arts Festival Prize, in 1975, and awards at British International Print Biennale in 1979 and John Moores Exhibition, Liverpool, 1983. From 1960–7 Stevens taught painting at Manchester College of Art. The year 1965 was significant, for Stevens undertook a 7,000-mile Greyhound Bus tour of America, recording it in photographs and drawings; he also had a one-man show at Mercury Gallery.

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

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