Rodney J. Burn RA

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Rodney J. Burn RA

Rodney J. Burn (1899-1984) was born in Palmer’s Green, Middlesex. He served with the army from 1917-18, during which he worked at the Civil Defence Camouflage Establishment and completed a variety of commissions for the War Artists’ Advisory Committee. He attended the Slade School of Art between 1918 and 1922 where he was awarded six major prizes and featured in the Burlington Magazine. After the war, Burn resumed teaching as a Senior Tutor at the Royal College of Art and retired in 1965. He spent majority of his later years in Europe teaching, with his last studio being on the bank of the Thames at Chiswick.

He specialised in painting landscapes, portraits, figures and seascapes exhibiting with the New English Art Club from 1923, becoming a member in 1926. The artist has exhibited with the Royal Academy (from 1945), being made a member in 1962, and held a joint exhibition with Stephen Bone at the Goupil Gallery (1926). He was also made a member of the Royal West of England Academy and President of the St. Ives Society of Artists.

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