Off The Wall
Born in London in 1943, Cummins studied art for six years (Sutton School of Art and Wimbledon School of Art) before arriving at the Royal College of Art in 1964. He stayed for three years and then embarked on a long teaching career, including three decades at the Royal Academy Schools.
Although he was elected RA in 1992, Cummins’ standing in the wider public perception has remained somewhat low key. Though creatively prolific, it is remarkable that his first ever solo exhibition was held as late as 1991, at the Gardener Arts Centre, Brighton. He now exhibits annually at the Royal Academy and his work has been shown internationally throughout Europe, India, UAE and America in public and private galleries and museums. These include the Mall Galleries, the National Portrait Gallery, the Festival Hall, plus Camden and Battersea Arts Centres. And although he is a member of the UK’s longest-running and most prestigious artists’ collective, The London Group, Cummins has lived and worked in Hastings for the past 40 years.
Jerwood Gallery is delighted to be exhibiting Gus Cummins as our first exhibition in 2018.
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