b.1951 UK; lives and works in London

1970-73 Canterbury Art School

1967-70 Tunbridge Wells and Brighton Art Schools 

In 2017, Humphrey Ocean exhibited in Wären Fluss und Meere Tinte, Christine Koenig Galerie, Vienna; Art of the Postcard, Handel Street Projects, London; Drawing Together, The Courtauld Gallery, London and From Life at the Royal Academy of Arts. For the 70th birthday of BBC Radio 3 he wrote and presented an edition of The Essay and in 2018, in Only Artists on BBC Radio 4, he talked with artist Mark Alexander.

Solo exhibitions include: A handbook of modern life (2012-13), National Portrait Gallery; and I’ve No Idea Either (2018) at Sims Reed Gallery, London. He has exhibited at Tate Liverpool, Whitechapel Gallery, London and Dulwich Picture Gallery, London and his work is held in the collections of The British Council; Wolverhampton Art Gallery; The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester; National Portrait Gallery and Victoria and Albert Museum. He is Professor of Perspective at the Royal Academy.