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David Inshaw Artist Biography  British, born 1943

David Inshaw is one of Britain's leading contemporary artists. He studied painting at the Beckenham School of Art from 1959 to 1963 followed by three years at the Royal Academy Schools, London.

In 1964 was awarded a French Government Scholarship to study and live in Paris for six months.

In 1966 he organised the Young Contemporaries Exhibition in London and started teaching printmaking and painting at the West of England College in Bristol where he remained as a lecturer until 1975.

During the 1970s Inshaw was a member of the Brotherhood of Ruralists exhibiting alongside Peter Blake and Graham Ovenden. He left the group in 1983.

David Inshaw caught the public imagination in 1972 with his painting The Badminton Game. Acquired by Tate Britain it was used as the public image for their Art in the Garden exhibition. Another of his best known paintings is The Cricket Game set in Little Bredy, West Dorset.

Public collections include:
Arts Council of Great Britain, London
Bristol Museum and Art Gallery
British Arts Council, London
Devizes Museum
Sunderland Museum and Art Gallery
Tate, London

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