Kenneth Draper RA

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1944

Born in Killamarsh, near Sheffield, Yorkshire

1959-62

Chesterfield School of Art

1962-65

Kingston School of Art, London

1965-68

The Royal College of Art, London

1980  

Elected to the Faculty of The British School in Rome

1991

Elected member of The Royal Academy of Arts, London

Curriculum Vitae

2012

Quest Gallery, Bath

2010

Lisa Sharpe Contemporary Art, Online Exhibition

2009

Lisa Sharpe Contemporary Art at ‘Art London’ Chelsea

2007

Castlegate House Gallery, Cumbria

2006

Royal Academy of Arts, London

2004

Studio 3, London

2003

Hart Gallery, London

2002

Hart Gallery, London

2000

Hart Gallery, London

1998

New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham

Hart Gallery, London

1996

Hart Gallery, London

Hart Gallery, Nottingham

1995

Peter Bartlow Gallery, Chicago, USA

Bridport Arts Centre, Bridport, Dorset

Hart Gallery, London

1994

Hart Gallery, London

Studio 3, London

1993

Adelson Gallery, New York, USA

Hart Gallery, Nottingham

Royal Academy of Arts, London

1991

Glenn Green Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

Austin Desmond Gallery, London

Grape Lane Gallery, York

1990

Hampstead Theatre Gallery, London

1984

Gallerie Nouvelles Images, Den Haag, Holland

1982

The Minories, Colchester

Chapter Art Gallery, Cardiff, Wales

1981

Alpirsbach Gallerie, Alpirsbach, Germany

EGK Galleries, Stuttgart, Germany

Warwick Arts Trust, London

1978

Redfern Gallery, London

Cartwright Hall, Museum and Art Gallery, Bradford, Yorkshire

1969

Redfern Gallery, London

Solo Exhibitions

Group Exhibitions

2014

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London

Auction for the Princes Trust, London

2013

‘Gifted’ From the Royal Academy to The Queen, Buckingham Palace, London

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London

2012

Lisa Sharpe Contemporary Art, Alfred Place, London

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London

Pastel Society, The Mall Galleries, London

2011

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London

Pastel Society, The Mall Galleries, London

Lisa Sharpe Contemporary Art, Alfred Place, London

Richmond Hill Gallery, London

2010

Invited Artist, Pastel Society, The Mall Galleries, London

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London

Castlegate House Gallery, Cumbria, Two Person Exhibition with Jean Macalpine

Lisa Sharpe Contemporary Art, Alfred Place, London

Richmond Hill Gallery, London

2009

“60’s Summer Exhibition” Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London

Invited Artist, Pastel Society, The Mall Galleries, London

Castlegate House Gallery, Cumbria

“ The Red House” Menorca , Two Person Exhibition with Jean Macalpine

“Anon” Theatre by the Lake, Keswick, Cumbria

2008

“A Century of Sheffield Art” Millennium Gallery, Sheffield

Derwent-Wye Fine Art, Rowsley, Derbyshire

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London

Invited Artist, Pastel Society, The Mall Galleries, London

2007

“Homage to Menorca”, Sa Nostra Foundation, Menorca. Two  person exhibition with Jean Macalpine

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London

“Circa 1976” Milton Keynes Gallery, Works from the Arts Council Collection

Castlegate House Gallery, Cumbria

2006

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London

2005

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London

Castlegate House Gallery, Summer Exhibiton, Cumbria

2004

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London

2003

Contemporary Sculpture, Palm Beach, Florida

EUROP’ART, Geneva

Contemporary Art Fair, Chelsea, London

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London

‘Sterling Stuff’ Royal Academy, London

2002

Contemporary Art Fair, Chelsea, London

Twentieth Century Art Fair, Royal College of Art, London

Gallery in Cork Street, London

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London

2001

Contemporary Art Fair, Geneva, Switzerland

International Art Exposition, Chicago, USA

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London

Twentieth Century Art Fair, Royal College of Art, London

Contemporary Art Fair, Chelsea, London

2000

‘Art Miami 2000’ Florida, USA

Contemporary Art Fair, Chelsea, London

Twentieth Century Art Fair, Royal College of Art, London

‘Fusion’ Riverhouse Gallery, Walton-on-Thames

1999

‘Art Miami 99’ Florida, USA

‘Art 99’ Islington, London

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London

Triennial Sculpture Exhibition, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol

‘Contemporary British Landscape’ Flowers East, London

1998

‘Art Miami 98’ Florida, USA

‘Art 98’ Islington, London

‘The Poetry of Place’ Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery, Suffolk

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London

1997

‘Art Miami 97’ Florida, USA

‘Art 97’ Islington, London

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London

1996

‘Art Miami 96’ Florida, USA

‘Art 96’ Islington, London

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London

Twentieth Century British Art Fair, London

1995

‘Art 95’ Islington, London

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London

Geneva Art Fair, Geneva, Switzerland

Manchester Fine Arts Fair, Manchester

Twentieth Century Art Fair, Royal College of Art, London

Group Exhibition, Adelson Galleries, New York, USA

1994

Contemporary Art Society Market, London

Bridport Arts Centre, Dorset

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London

Works on Paper, Adelson Galleries, New York, USA

Chesil Gallery, Portland, Dorset

Twentieth Century Art Fair, Royal College of Art, London

‘Space Redefined’ Shad Thames Galleries, Butlers Wharf, London

‘Small is Beautiful’ Flowers East, London

‘Landscape’ New Academy Gallery, London

1993

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London

‘Art 93’ Islington, London

Chicago International Art Expostion, USA

‘Painting the Earth’ John Jones Gallery, London

Contemporary Art Society Market, London

‘Small is Beautiful’ Flowers East, London

1992

‘Aspects of British Abstraction, The Poetic Trace’ Adelson Galleries, New York, USA

‘British Sculpture in the Twentieth Century’ Millfield, Somerset

‘Landscape’ On Line Gallery, Southampton

‘Sense of Place’ Cleveland Bridge Gallery, Bath

‘Art 92’ Islington, London

Contemporary Art Society Market, London

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London

1991

Contemporary Art Fair, Miami, USA

‘Art 91’ Islington, London

ICAF Olympia, London

‘Stonewall’ ICA Galleries, London

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London

Contemporary Art Society Market, London

Wessex Artists, Parnham House, Dorset

Group Exhibition, On Line Gallery, Southampton

1990

International Gallery Invitational Art Fair, Chicago, USA

Contemporary International Art Exposition, Chicago, USA

‘Art 90’ Islington, London

ICAF Olympia, London

Group Exhibition, Glenn Green Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London

Bath Art Fair, Bath

Group Exhibition, Louise Hallett Gallery, London

Contemporary Art Fair, Sydney, Australia

Contemporary Art Society Market, London

1989

Contemporary International Art Exposition, Chicago, USA

Contemporary Art Society Market, London

Artist in Residence, Chesil Gallery, Portland, Dorset

1988

Contemporary International Art Exposition, Chicago, USA

Group Exhibition, Louise Hallett Gallery, London

Warwick Arts Trust Collection, Warwick Arts Trust, London

Art in the Market Place, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

Contemporary Art Society Market, London

‘Landscape’ Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

1987

Contemporary International Art Exposition, Chicago, USA

‘Art for the City’ Lloyds of London

Contemporary Art Society Market, London

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London

‘Hunter Collection of Twentieth Century Modern Masters’ Courtauld Gallery, London

1986

‘Hidden Landscape’ Juda Rowan Gallery, London

Contemporary Art Society Market, London

1985

Contemporary Art Society Market, London

1984

‘Questions About Sculpture’ Arts Council touring Exhibition

Group Exhibition, Friedus Ordover Gallery, New York, USA

1983

The Sculpture Show, Hayward Gallery, London

Group Exhibition, Studio Odd, Hiroshima, Japan

‘Small is Beautiful’ Angela Flowers Gallery, London

1982

‘Coloured Constructions’ Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

1981

‘British Sculpture in the Twentieth Century’ Whitechapel Art Gallery, London

1980

‘The Human Factor’ Arts Council Touring Exhibition

‘The British Art Show’ Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield (and tour)

1979

Tolly Cobbold Eastern Arts Exhibition, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (and tour)

British Sculptor’s Drawings, The Minories, Colchester

Contemporary Works on Paper, Gainsborough House, Sudbury

1978

‘Fragile Stones Make Art’ National Museum of Wales, Cardiff

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London

Works on Paper, Artist’s Market, London

1977

Tolly Cobbold Eastern Arts Exhibition, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (and tour)

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London

Silver Jubilee Exhibition of Contemporary British Sculpture, Battersea Park, London

‘Yorkshire Sculptors’ Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Bretton Hall, Yorkshire

1976

Arts Council, Recent Purchases, Hayward Gallery, London

1972

‘British Sculptors ‘72’, Royal Academy, London

‘British Sculptors ‘72’ Related Works, Redfern Gallery, London

1971

Seven Redfern Artists, Redfern Gallery, London

British Sculptors Drawings, Bonino Gallery, Buenos Aires (and touring South America)

Eight Individuals, Gravers Gallery, Sheffield (and Arts Council tour)

Jacobs Ladder Inc., Washington DC, USA

1968

Summer Exhibition, Redfern Gallery, London

1965

Young Contemporaries

Summer Exhibition, Redfern Gallery, London

1964

London Group, London

Commissions and Awards

2012

Hugh Casson Prize for Drawing, Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

2002

Designed commemorative Poster and Banner for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

1981

Sculpture for Bradford University, Arts Council Project

1976

Arts Council of Great Britain Bursary

1974

Outdoor Sculpture for John Dalton Building, University of Manchester

1971

Mark Rothko Memorial Award, travel bursary to USA

1965

Young Contemporaries prize for Sculpture

Public and Corporate Collections


Arts Council of Great Britain


Arts Council of Wales


Ashmolean Museum, Oxford


Arthur Anderson, London


Contemporary Art Society, London


Cartwright Hall Museum and Art Gallery, Bradford


Courtauld Institute, London


De Beer’s Collection, London


Fitzwilliam Museum and Art Gallery, Cambridge


Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, London


Hammersmith Hospital, London


Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston, Lancashire


ICI, London


International Bank of Japan, London


Leicestershire Education Authority


Lloyds of London


M.A. Braganza & Co, London


Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield,


Mischon de Reya, London


McCrory Corporation, New York, USA


National Museum of Wales, Cardiff


National Westminster Bank, London


Pearl Assurance, London


Royal Academy of Arts, London


Royal Collection Trust, London


Royal Life Group


St. George’s Hospital, London


TSB Bank, London


Unilever PLC, London


Usher Gallery, Lincoln