Peter Oliver British, 1927-2006
Peter Oliver was born in Jersey in 1927. He studied at the Exeter School of Art and then in Liverpool. While still a student he showed at the RBA and the Redfern Gallery. And was included in further mixed shows at New Art Centre. Hamet Gallery and the City Art Gallery, Salford.
Peter was an incredibly successful artist having regular sell out exhibitions at his London Galleries. Between 1955 and 1963 he had five solo shows at the Redfern Gallery and at the Mercury Gallery in 1965, with the Tate being very active in purchasing his work. Peter Oliver was also a highly regarded teacher, having taught many of the great artists in the North West whilst being head of art at the Manchester High School of Art. Peter also went on to become the government senior advisor on Art & Ceramics. A retrospective exhibition of his work was held in 1994 at Anthony Hepworth Fine Art in Bath. His work is represented in a number of public collections including the Tate Gallery, the Courtauld Institute, Government Art Collection and Manchester City Art Gallery.