b. 1934, British Guiana; lives and works in London
2008 Awarded OBE
2005 Elected as a Royal Academician
1959-62 Royal College of Art, London, ARCA Silver Medal
Famously neglected by art institutions for decades until his Tate Gallery retrospective in 2019, his work is now highly sought after. On leaving the Royal College of Art in 1962 with the Silver Medal (Hockney won the Gold) and after two exhibitions in London, he was fed up with being pigeonholed as a Caribbean artist, so moved to NewYork in the mid 1960s where he was soon recognised as an artist in his own right and had his first solo exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art in
1971. He went on to win two Guggenheim Fellowships and now has work in major collections such as the MET and MoMA in New York and the Tate in London.