4th July 2006




Hull School of Art and Design graduate David Remfry has been elected a member of the Royal Academy of Arts.


The news comes just months six months after Remfry returned to Hull for a special exhibition of his paintings at the Ferens Art Gallery.


A figurative painter who studied painting and etching in Hull, Remfry now lives and works in New York. He has a well established reputation as a draughtsman and watercolourist and has had more than 50 solo exhibitions in Europe and America.

He studied at the art school on Anlaby Road
from 1959 until 1964 before moving to London. He began painting in watercolours in 1979 and moved to New York in 1995.


He had his first solo show in London in 1973 and has since had more than 50 international solo exhibitions. His first show in the United States was at the Ankrum Gallery in Los Angeles in 1980 and he has since exhibited regularly at galleries in New York, Los Angeles and Florida.


His solo shows in England have included the Ferens Art Gallery in Hull (1975 and 2005), Middlesbrough Art Gallery, the National Portrait Gallery and the Victoria and Albert Museum. He has exhibited many times at galleries in Holland and Germany.


Remfry was elected a member of the Royal Watercolour Society in 1987 and was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts in 1989. In 2001 he was made an  MBE for services to British art in America.


Membership of the Royal Academy comprises 80 Royal Academicians, all of whom are practising painters, sculptors, engravers, printmakers, draughtsmen or architects.



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