David Prentice

1936 Born near Birmingham

1949-52 Moseley School of Arts & Crafts

1952-57 Birmingham College of Arts & Crafts

1957-59 National Service with the Royal Artillery

1959 Taught part time at Birmingham College of Art and Crafts and Mid-Warwickshire School of Art

1964-72 Co-Director and Founder Ikon Gallery Birmingham

1968-71 Lecturer in Basic Studies Birmingham College of Art and Crafts

1971-82 Senior Lecturer in charge Experimental Workshop, City of Birmingham Polytechnic

1978-81 Member of East Midlands Arts Visual Arts Panel

1984-85 Fine Art Advisor, Nene College, Northampton

1982-86 Course Director, B.A. Fine Art, City of Birmingham Polytechnic

1986 Retired from full time teaching

1986-87 Artist in Residence, Nottingham University

1986-89 Visiting Artist, B.A. Fine Art, Trent Polytechnic

1987-88 Visiting Artist, Ruskin School of Fine Art, Oxford University

1988-92 Visiting Artist, B.A. Fine Art, University of Central England

1997 Patron - Autumn in Malvern Festival

1998 Elected to membership of The Royal Watercolour Society (resigned 2001)

2001 Trustee George Jackson Educational Foundation

2014 Died Malvern, May 7th, 2014



1961/63 Royal Birmingham Society of Artists

1965/67/69 Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

1971/74/80 Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

1965/71 University of Birmingham

1965 Arden Gallery, Henley in Arden

1967 Portland Gallery, Leamington Spa

1968/71 Midlands Art Centre, Birmingham

1968 Arts Council Gallery, Cambridge

1971 Serpentine Gallery, Kensington Park, London

1976/79 Prescote Gallery, near Banbury, Oxfordshire

1977 Coracle Press, London

1977 Ibis Gallery, Leamington Spa

1983 Milton Keynes Exhibition Gallery & Nottingham Castle Museum

1983 Dan Sullivan Gallery, Bedford

1985 Open University, Milton Keynes

1985 The Stables, Wavendon

1986 University of Leicester

1986/87 University of Nottingham

1990/93 Malvern Festival Exhibition

1991 Nevill Gallery, Canterbury

1992/94 Anna-Mei Chadwick, London

1991/95 Malvern Festival Exhibition

1993 Gainsboroughs House, Sudbury, Suffolk

1993 Midlands Contemporary Art, Birmingham

1994/97 Art First, Cork Street, London

1994 St. Georges Brandon Hill, Bristol

1996/98/01 John Davies Gallery, Stow-on-the-Wold, Glos

1998 Malvern Theatres (Opening season)

1999/00 Cowleigh Gallery, Malvern 'Real Prints' and Watercolours

2002 artLONDON solo with John Davies Gallery - Stand No.20

2003/05/06 John Davies, Stow-on-the-Wold, Glos

2007 Lemon Street Gallery, Truro, Cornwall

2008 Medici Gallery, London

2008/10-12 John Davies Gallery, Moreton-in-Marsh, Glos

2010 Finding Landscape, University of Birmingham

2011 Monnow Valley Arts, Walterhouse, Herefordshire

2011 Number Nine, The Gallery, Birmingham

2012 Shell House Gallery, Ledbury

2014 Skylight - Landscapes: Paul Nash & David Prentice, Worcester Museum & Art Gallery

2013-15/17 John Davies Gallery, Moreton-in-Marsh


1956 Industrial Britain, Café Royal and Chenil Gallery, London. Prize

1957 Richard, Thomas & Baldwin, Café Royal, London

1958 Mixed Company, Royal Birmingham Society of Artists

1964 Betty Parsons Gallery, New York

1965 Spring Exhibition, Bradford City Art Gallery

1965 Betty Parsons Gallery, New York

1965 Museum of Modern Art, New York

1965 John Player Open, Midland Group, Nottingham

1966 Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Mass., U.S.A.

1966 Betty Parsons Gallery, New York

1966 Spring Exhibition, Bradford City Art Gallery

1967 Piccadilly Gallery, London

1967 Spring Exhibition, Bradford City Art Gallery

1967 Contemporary British Painting & Sculpture, Albright Knox, New York

1967 John Player Open, Midland Group, Nottingham

1968/69 Axiom Gallery, London

1968-70 Arts Council Collection tour

1968/70 John Moores Liverpool Exhibition Liverpool Art Gallery

1969 Curwen Gallery

1969 British International Print Biennale Bradford Art Gallery

1969 Arts Council of Northern Ireland Open, Belfast

1970 Eight English Printmakers Arts Council touring

1970 Three Plus Infinity, Whitechapel Gallery, London

1970/71 Artists International Association, London; Alfred East Gallery, Kettering

1970/71 Lisson Gallery, London

1971 Kunst der Partnerstadte, Frankfurt (Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery)

1972 Editions Alecto International, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool

1976 New Work, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

1977 Midland Art Now, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

1977 Tolly Cobbold Eastern Arts Open

1978 Miniatures, Coracle Press, London

1983 Works on Paper, Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Gallery 1983 Birmingham College of Art Centenary Exhibition, Midlands Art Centre

1984 Twenty-One for Twenty-One, Ikon Gallery 21st, Birthday Exhibition 1984 Kites, Derby City Art Gallery

1985 Lamport Hall Painting Competition, Lamport Hall, Northants - Prize

1985 John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford

1985/87/92/93/95/98/99/00 Royal Watercolour Society Bankside Gallery, London

1985/86/89 Laing Open, Mall Galleries, London

1986 From Plate to Paper, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

1986 Extra Mural, East Midlands Arts at Alfred East Art Gallery, Kettering

1986/88 Birmingham Pastel Group - Prize

1987/88/92-95 Laing Open, Birmingham Post Building

1988 Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour

1988 In Flight Brighton Polytechnic; Portland Gallery,

Nottingham University; Doncaster Museum & Art Gallery Royal Airforce Museum, Hendon

1987/89 Abbott & Holder, London

1988/89 Constable Memorial Exhibition, Camden Arts Centre

1989/90/92/93/99/01/02 Singer & Friedlander/Sunday Times Watercolour Exhibition, Mall Gallery, London

1989 Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour

1989-98 Cowleigh Gallery, Malvern 1989 Paint the Town, City of Birmingham Centenary, R.B.S.A. - Prize

1989 Anita Shapolsky Gallery, SoHo, New York

1989/90 Ceri Richards Gallery, University College Swansea

1989-92 Pastel Society, Mall Gallery London - Prize (Featured artist '90)

1990 Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour

1990/92 Birmingham Pastel Group - Prize

1990 Nevill Gallery, Canterbury 1990 Five Artists, R.B.S.A.

1990 Pastel Society, Oaler Gallery, Bournemouth 1990 Barbizon Gallery, Glasgow Prize

1990 Fountain Fine Art, Llandeilo, Wales

1990-92/99 Summer Exhibition, Anna-Mei Chadwick

1990 New Gallery, Mumbles, Wales

1991 British Artists for the 1990s, R.B.S.A.

1991 Willowherb Studios Exhibition, R.B.S.A.

1991 Royal Society of Marine Artists, Mall Gallery

1991/92/95 New Gallery, Mumbles, Wales

1991 Cheltenham Group, Cheltenham Art Gallery

1992 Hunting/Observer Art Prizes, Mall Gallery: Edinburgh: Kimberlin Gallery, Leicester

1992 Malvern Open Drawing Competition

1992 Art in Nature, Nature in Art Gallery, Gloucestershire

1992 St. James's Gallery, Bath

1992/93 Leeds City Art Gallery and R.B.S.A.

1992 Watercolours from Birmingham: 150 Masterpieces from the Permanent Collection of Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

1992-94 Bradford on Avon Trust Exhibition

1993 Pastel Society, Mall Gallery London *resigned membership

1992 Silk Top Hat Gallery, Ludlow

1993 Hunting/Observer Art Prizes, Mall Gallery and Victoria Art Gallery, Bath

1993 Joie de Vivre, Midlands Contemporary Art

1993/94 Malvern Open Drawing Competition

1993 Bath Art Fair

1993/95/97/00 Medici Gallery, London

1993 Birmingham Pastel Society in Malvern, Cowleigh Gallery

1994 The Featured Land, Art First, London

1994 Duncan Campbell, London

1994 Summer Exhibition, Art First, London

1995 Art First, London Contemporary Art Fair

1995 Landscape at Large, Art First, London

1995/00 The Gallery Upstairs, Henley in Arden

1995 Birmingham Pastel Society National Exhibition Centre Birmingham

1995 Birmingham Pastel Society MAC, Cannon Hill, Birmingham

1995 William Gear: Past and Present Friends Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, an exhibition celebrating William Gear's 80th birthday

1995 The Christmas Show Art First, London

1996 R.B.S.A. Galleries, Birmingham; Art House, Manchester and Harewood House, Leeds Prize

1996 Oils Masterclass Cowleigh Gallery exhibition and book launch

1996 Anderson Gallery Broadway Birmingham Pastel Society

1996-98 Malvern Festival Exhibition Cowleigh Gallery, Malvern

1996/97 Singer & Friedlander/Sunday Times Watercolour Competition

1997 Three Years On Art First, London

1997 Birmingham Pastel Society Department of Art Univ. of Central England Prize

1997 The Hunting Art Prizes, Royal College of Art London; Hunterian Museum Glasgow

1997 20th Anniversary Exhibition John Davies Gallery, Stow-on-the-Wold

1997 Mall Galleries, London; Art House, Manchester; Phillips, Hepper House, Leeds; R.B.S.A. Galleries, Birmingham.

1997 Piers Feetham Gallery Chelsea Contemporary Landscape Drawings curated by William Packer art critic of the Financial Times

1997-98 The Open Drawing Show: Cheltenham & Gloucester College of Higher Education; University Lincolnshire & Hull

1999 Drawings & Watercolour Fair Park Lane Hotel, London (John Davies)

1999 Birmingham Pastel Society Department of Art University of Central England - Prize

1999 Mountain Wolverhampton Art Gallery

200-03 Number Nine The Gallery, Birmingham

2000 Royal College of Art Works on Paper Fair

2000 Real Prints Cowleigh Gallery

2000 The Cork Street Gallery with Anna-Mei Chadwick

2000 5th Open Print Exhibition Royal West of England Academy Bristol

2000 London Lives Bankside Gallery London

2000 The Discerning Eye Invited Artist (Sally Bulgin)

2000 Real Prints Autumn in Malvern Festival

2000 Two Rivers Gallery Cheltenham

2001 Birmingham Pastel Society Department of Art, University of Central England: Mall Galleries, London; Leeds City Art Gallery;

2001 The Sculpture Gallery; Manchester Town Hall R.B.S.A. Gallery, Birmingham

2001 Surface Invention Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery works on paper to coincide with the opening of the Water Hall Gallery

2001 As Far As The Eye Can See - A Landscape Exhibition, Richard Attenborough Centre, University of Leicester

2002 Made in Birmingham R.B.S.A Gallery Birmingham

2002 The Discerning Eye Invited Artist (Richard Littejohn)


1960-63 Three murals for Flowers Breweries, Stratford-upon-Avon

1972 Murals & Display System, Ove Arup/Department of Physical Metallurgy, University of Birmingham

1978 Royal Agricultural Show International Pavilion, Alfa Laval Stand

1988 Paintings for the J .M. W . Turner Ward, Battle Hospital, Reading Southern Artlink commission

1994 Ross-on-Wye Swimming Pool Mural shortlisted

1994 Clwyd Fine Arts Trust River Dee Project shortlisted

1995 West Mercia Police Headquarters, Hindlip Hall two 5' x 5' oils

1997 Watercolour of Mathon Court for Ninky Phipps' birthday














1955 Industrial Britain Richard Thomas and Baldwin Painting Prize

1958 Royal Artillery Painting Prize (during National Service 1957-1959)

1985 Lamport Hall Painting Competition First Prize

1988 Birmingham Pastel Society Everyman Award

1989 City of Birmingham Centenary Exhibition Winsor & Newton Sponsors Prize

1989 Pastel Society, London First Prize Daler-Rowney Award

1990 Singer & Friedlander/Sunday Times Watercolour Competition - First Prize £15,000

1990/92 Birmingham Pastel Society Everyman Award

1996 Singer & Friedlander/Sunday Times Watercolour Competition - Third Prize £1,000

1997/99 Birmingham Pastel Society First Prize Daler- Rowney Award

1997 Cheltenham Open Drawing Competition - Commended

1999 Singer & Friedlander/Sunday Times Watercolour Competition - Second Prize£5,000

2007 Kaupthing Singer & Friedlander/Sunday Times - Third Prize

2011 Short listed for House of Lords, No 1 Millbank



Miami-Dade Community College, Florida House of Commons Acquisition Committee

Betty Parsons, New York Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

Rank Organisation Art Institute of Chicago, Robert Mayer Collection

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery Victoria & Albert Museum, London

Arts Council of Great Britain Charterhouse Bank Ltd

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, Florida

Museum of Modern Art, New York (member's gallery)