b. 1951, UK; lives and works in London
1971-1974 Goldsmiths College, London, MA
1968-1971 Bradford School of Art, BA
Tony Bevan is widely known for figurative work that is characterised by the use of expressive lines and imbued with psychological intensity. As well as his recognisable depictions of the human head, he has also addressed architectural constructions, nature and imagined landscapes in his bold and distinctive style.
One of the UK’s foremost contemporary painters, his recent gallery show at Ben Brown Fine Arts (2018) presented large-scale works of black and red in his signature graphic style.
His previous solo exhibitions include Matts Gallery, London (1982); ICA, London and touring (1987); Whitechapel Art Gallery, London (1993); Institut Valencia d'Art Modern, Spain (2006); and Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, Bradford (2016). His works are in the permanent collections of such museums as IVAM, Valencia; Metropolitan Museum of Art, NewYork; MoMA, NewYork; Pinacothek der Modern, Munich; and Tate Galleries, London.