BAWTREE, John Andrew

1952 - ?

John Bawtree

Born at Cheam, Surrey on 1 November 1952, second of the three children of Harold Maurice Bawtree (1918-2006) and his wife Helen née Samson (1923-2013), who married at Marylebone, London in 1949. Educated at Bradfield College, Berkshire 1966-1970, and Kingston Polytechnic School of Arthictecture 1970-1973 again 1975-1977, and qualified as an architect before deciding to pursue the life of a full-time professional artist. He has lived and painted in Suffolk since 1977 holding his first London exhibition in 1978 and received a Greenshield Foundation Award. John has travelled extensively also diversifying into occasional architectural work, murals and illustration for TV as well as having many private commissions. Since 1978 he has had over forty one-man exhibitions including at Piers Feetham Gallery, London; Melitensia Gallery, Malta; also in Oman and the south of France. He also exhibits regularly locally at Woodbridge; The Aldeburgh Cinema Gallery; Framlingham; Yoxford and at Peasenhall where John has lived since 1984. His commissions include, from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, a set of commemorative paintings of the old British Embassy in Oman; from the Devonport Dockyard, a painting of the former royal yacht Britannia; from the Mathaf Gallery in Knightsbridge, a set of watercolours of Oman; from ANZ Grindlays Bank for sixty five paintings for reproduction in calendars and from Gulf Greetings in Dubai who commenced a heritage series of cards with 36 of his paintings of the United Arab Emirates. His work is in private collections in England, Scotland, Ireland, France, Italy, Switzerland, Spain, Sudan, Oman, Dubai, Canada, Mexico, the USA and elsewhere. Further examples of his work can be seen on his website www.johnbawtree.com







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