Edmund Chamberlain

Born in Yorkshire in 1968, British artist Edmund Chamberlain studied at Newcastle University under Patrick Symons, whose influence can be felt in his rendering of landscape and, in particular, his still life works. Winner of the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Award, the Pollock Krasner Foundation Award and shortlisted for the Villiers David Prize, in 2005 Chamberlain won the prestigious ING Purchase Prize at the annual Discerning Eye exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London.

His work is held in public and private collections in the United Kingdom, Europe, and the United States. Chamberlain has also exhibited frequently in solo and group shows at Browse & Darby, London. It is Chamberlain’s desire to encourage viewers of his paintings to reconsider conventional notions of beauty by choosing subject matter that is often ignored or overlooked. He explains that “it is the rendering of the small forms; the shape and scale of a branch, the line where trees meet sky, the spiral twist of a dried leaf; in such a way as not to distract from the whole picture that propels my daily work.”

Solo Exhibitions
2003, ’08, ‘18 Browse & Darby, London

Group Exhibitions
1992, ‘93 National Portrait Gallery, London, B.P. Portrait Award
1992 Guillaume Gallozi Gallery, New York, Two-man exhibition
1996 Fine Art Society, London, Drawings Exhibition
1997 Fine Art Society, London, Summer Exhibition
Kettles Yard, Cambridge, Group Exhibition

Awards and Competitions

1993 Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Award
1997 Pollock Krasner Foundation Award
2002 Shortlisted for the Villiers David Prize