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Bernard Dunstan RA (1920-2017)


Bernard Dunstan studied at Byam Shaw School of Art in 1939 and subsequently at the Slade School of Fine Art, London from 1939-1941.
He went on to teach at the West of England School of Art in Bristol from 1946-1949, Camberwell School of Art from 1950-1964, Byam Shaw School of Art from 1953-1974, Ravensbourne Art College from 1959-1964 and City and Guilds of London Art School from 1964-1969.



Dunstan exhibited regularly with Roland, Browse and Delbanco, London from 1952-1970, with Agnew’s, London, since 1972 and with Stremmel Gallery, Reno, Nevada, USA since 1981.
He also exhibited annually in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and the New English Art Club, and his work is held in many private collections.
Bernard Dunstan was elected Royal Academician in 1968, and was President of the Royal West of England Academy from 1979-1984.
He wrote several books on painting, including "Learning to Paint" (1970) and "Painting Methods of the Impressionists" (1976).
Dunstan married the painter Diana Armfield RA in 1949 and they lived and worked in Kew, Surrey. | © The Royal Academy of Arts













Bernard Dunstan ha studiato alla Byam Shaw School of Art nel 1939 e successivamente alla Slade School of Fine Art, Londra dal 1939-1941.
Ha continuato a insegnare alla West of England School of Art di Bristol dal 1946-1949, Camberwell School of Arte dal 1950-1964, Byam Shaw School of Art dal 1953-1974, Ravensbourne Art College dal 1959-1964 e City and Guilds of London Art School dal 1964-1969.
Dunstan ha esposto regolarmente con Roland, Browse e Delbanco, Londra dal 1952-1970, con Agnew's, Londra, dal 1972 e con Stremmel Gallery, Reno, Nevada, USA dal 1981.
Ha anche esposto annualmente alla Royal Academy Summer Exhibition ed al New English Art Club, e il suo lavoro è conservato in molte collezioni private.

Bernard Dunstan è stato eletto Accademico Reale nel 1968 ed è stato presidente dell'Accademia Reale dell'Inghilterra occidentale dal 1979-1984.
Ha scritto diversi libri sulla pittura, tra cui "Learning to Paint" (1970) e "Painting Methods of the Impressionists" (1976). Dunstan ha sposato la pittrice Diana Armfield RA nel 1949 e hanno vissuto e lavorato a Kew, nel Surrey.