Fifty Years of Art
The Aldeburgh Gallery
143 High Street, Aldeburgh, Suffolk IP15 5AN
Open 10am - 5pm
Thurs 19th November - Tues 24th November 2009
Guy Gladwell was born in Nairobi and aged nine came to England with his family, settling in Jersey, Channel Islands. It was here that he began painting under the guidance of Sir Francis Barry and went on to study art at Bournemouth Art College. He later studied anatomy at Sir John Cass School of Art.
In 1976 Guy joined the Nicholas Treadwell Gallery and over the following decade his work was exhibited throughout Europe and in New York. Guy also exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibitions and at one man shows in Dusseldorf, Milan, New York and Tokyo (sponsored by The British Council).
Guy was commissioned by Peter Langan to produce paintings for ‘Langan’s Brasserie’ and many of them, along with those of his contemporaries such as David Hockney, still adorn the walls today - the portrait of Peter Langan and ‘The Langan’s Painting’ depicting a table covered in a red and white checked cloth, are particularly well known. His other numerous commissions included portraits of Michael Caine and John Lennon, a painting for Paul Simon’s collection, book and magazine covers and award winning images for advertising campaigns such as Cadbury’s, Volvo and Sony Trinitron.
Guy's commissions for corporate collectors have encompassed a wide range of painting styles and he has always loved producing images that stretch his own creative ideas for sale to galleries and private individuals. However, due to ill health, Guy is at present unable to accept commissions and the paintings, drawings etc offered for sale on this site and at exhibitions of his work are from his private collection over the past fifty years.