1945 - ?

John Glover

John Robert Glover was born in Scotland on 16 July 1945. John studied at the Glasgow School of Art 1963-1967 and at Jordanhill College of Further Education 1967-1968 and in 1992 completed a B.A. Arts Degree with the Open University. Between 1970-1980 John worked as a freelance book illustrator in London for publishers including Evans Brothers, Hamlyns, Oxford University Press and Macmillan's after which he concentrated on his love of portraiture. An accomplished portrait painter whose subjects have included people from all levels of society, from grand official portraits of academic master's or Chairmen of Councils to smaller, more intimate family groups or individual studies. He works in all mediums from pencil to watercolour, pastel to oils. John is also a landscape painter and has exhibited widely and his paintings capture windswept Scottish beaches, vast East Anglian skies, the glowing colours of France and the magic of Venice. He also teaches in his own private day school on portraiture and life-drawing and summer portrait schools throughout the country and demonstrates regularly to art groups and Societies. John Glover has exhibited at the Royal Society of Portrait Painters; the Royal Society of Marine Artistss; the Royal Institute of Oil Painters; the Pastel Society and has had various solo exhibitions including The Arts Club, Dover Street, London; The Phoenix Art Gallery, Lavenham; the Darryl Nantais Gallery, Linton; the Waterloo Art Gallery, Stranraer and the Clachanmore Gallery, Portpatrick and also exhibits locally. A member of the Cambridge Drawing Society; Bury St Edmund's Arts Society; Suffolk Art Society; Society of East Anglian Watercolourists; Institute of East Anglian Artists and Clare Art Club. His studio was at 3 Ley Road, Barrow, Bury St Edmund's, Suffolk where he lived with his wife Victoria née Whiting.

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