1952 - ?

John Crossley

John C. Crossley was born Dagenham Essex in 1952, son of Charles Crossley and his wife Susan née Truman, who married at Poplar, London in 1936. John studied at East Ham College of Technology 1969-1970 and sculpture at St Martin's School of Art in London 1970-1973 gaining a B.A. (hons.) followed by a post graduate course in sculpture 1973-1974. Assistant to sculptor Sir Anthony Caro (1924-2013) at St Martin's School of Art 1974-1976 and won both a Sainsbury and Arts Council Award in 1974 and 1976. He had residencies at Rochdale Art Gallery, Sunderland and Triangle Workshop, Pine Plains, New York State in 1985, Aldeburgh Beach Lookout in connection with Caroline Wiseman Modern and Contemporary, Suffolk and at Casa Zia Lina, Elba, Italy 2015. John has taught widely, including at Chelsea College of Art & Design, where he was senior lecturer and managed Camden Arts Centre 1975-1985. His paintings evolve through a state of addition and subtraction, creating a layered surface and structure beneath. Member of the London Group of Artists 1978, an Associate of the Royal Watercolour Society 2015, Full Member, and junior Vice President 2017 and elected a member of the Small Paintings Group in 2021 and is a member of the Society of East Anglian Watercolourists. After residing at Greenwich, London, he now lives at Wangford in Suffolk. John has exhibited throughout the UK and Italy, Greece, France, Singapore, Sweden and the United States, his solo/two man exhibitions include Camden Arts Centre; Wakefield Arts Centre, West Yorkshire; Minories, Colchester; Rochdale Art Gallery, Lancashire; Oriel Gallery, Mold; Im Schlossli Grachwil, Berne, Switzerland; Harriet Green Gallery, the Milton Gallery and Bicha Gallery London; Chelsea College of Art and Design and Open studio in London, and is represented in London by Eames Gallery and Mandell’s Gallery, Norwich. His paintings are held at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, Picasso Museum, Paris, Royal Watercolour Society, and many others, with private collections in Belgium, France, Ireland, Singapore, Switzerland, UK, and the USA.

Works by This Artist