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Artist in various media, born in Dar es Salaam, Tanganyika. In 1959 he moved to West Yorkshire, studying at Batley School of Art, 1975, Leeds Polytechnic, 1976 and Sheffield School of Art, 1976–8. In 1979 Wood gained a Yorkshire Arts Association Award, one of many awards and prizes won. Others included Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation (Canada) Award, in 1981; Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Young Printmakers Award, 1983; a second Elizabeth Greenshields Award in 1984; Ninth International Print Biennale prizewinner, 1986; and Hon. Fellowship, Sheffield Polytechnic, 1989. Wood was a prolific exhibitor in group, two-man and solo shows, which included a one-man show at Lister Gallery, Bradford, 1986; one-man exhibition at Dean Clough Contemporary Art Gallery, Halifax, 1987; a one-man show, HRH The Prince of Wales: A Portrait Commission, at Dean Clough and Agnew, 1989; and a solo exhibition at Wakefield Art Gallery, 1990.

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

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