Trevor Halliday (b.1939). Painter in acrylic, oils and watercolours. He studied at Birmingham College of Art (1955-1960) and at the Royal Academy Schools (1960-1963). He held his first solo exhibition at the Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, in 1974 and he has subsequently exhibited at London and Birmingham galleries and at Nottingham University Gallery in 1980. He has shown regularly in group exhibitions, including the JOHN MOORES, at the London Group 1964-1971 and at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibitions on a regular basis. From 1963-1968 he taught at Coventry College of Art; between 1968-1972 worked at Tabernacle Street Studios, London and since 1964 has taught at Birmingham Polytechnic and as visiting lecturer at the Royal College of Art and Royal Academy Schools. In the 1970’s he produced large-scale, vigorous abstract paintings in acrylic, at the end of the decade he also started to work on large-scale figurative works which used a personal range of imagery from a wide range of sources to depict mythological figures in a deliberately archaic, decorative style.
Studio International published reviews of him in both December 1973 and March 1974.
Extract taken from, ‘The Handbook of Modern British Painting,’ Edited by Aland Windsor.
More recently I lived and worked in Dulwich, south-east London and have spent the last three years working in West Sussex. As of January 2019 I am now living and working in south London.
Notable Recent Exhibitions:
Nottingham University Gallery
Several exhibitions at smaller galleries in London.
Trevor Halliday NDD; ATD; RAS; M.Phil.