Derek Culley b.1952
Self-taught artist, born and educated in Dublin, with an Irish father
and English mother.
Culley did his masters degree in marketing through Brunel University,
1992-94, his dissertation subject being Marketing of the visual arts in
Britain are there lessons to be learnt from Europe?
Culley was a founder member and chairman of Celtic Vision with the painters
John Bellany and Denis Bowen, and participated in the groups exhibition
tour in 1986-7. He took part in many other group shows including The London
Group tour 1987; Knapp Gallery, 1988: 2000 Years Celebration, Customs
House Dublin, 1991; Modern Irish Painting, Dillon Gallery, 1995; and Skopje
Museum of Contemporary Art, Republic of Macedonia, 1996.
Solo shows include Five Years of Culley The Royal Hospital Kilmainham,
Dublin Ireland, 1989, and The Irish Club, London 1996.
Strong chiaroscuro, heavy impasto, vigorous brushwork and direct, expressive
handling were characteristics of Culleys work, in which Celtic imagery
and associations were important.
Lived in Windsor, Berkshire.
The Dictionary of Artists in Britain since 1945.
By David Buckman
Art Dictionaries Limited, Bristol 1998
Derek Culley contact details.
Web site: WWW.DEREKCULLEY.COM
phone: 44(0) 1704 569 444
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