Eileen Hogan


Eileen Hogan was born in London in 1946. She trained at Camberwell and the Royal College of Art, as well as at the Royal Academy Schools and at the British School of Archaeology at Athens. She has exhibited regularly in both Britain and abroad since the 1970s. She also has an illustrious teaching and research career and is currently Research Professor at CCW (Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon Colleges of Art), University of the Arts London. She also sits on the Academic Board of the Royal Drawing School and is Patron and advisor to Mindroom, a charity for children with learning disabilities.

Andrew Raftery, Professor at the Rhode Island School of Design, described her as:

…a marvelous painter in the tradition of the best followers of Cezanne. One thinks of the soft, dry touch of Gwen John, the careful observation of nature by William Coldstream, and the precision of Euan Uglow, applied to a deeply felt experience of landscape created by a conceptual artist, who was in his own way the equal of Andy Warhol or Joseph Beuys. Her work is an astonishing blend of old and new…

Selected Solo and two-person exhibitions

1980,’82,‘85,’86,’93,’97,’00,’06,’08 The Fine Art Society, London
2005 Portraits, Power and Politics, Buckinghamshire County Museum
2007 Eileen Hogan’s Poetry Box, San Francisco Center for the Book, USA
2008 The Fine Art Society with Leonard Rosoman
2009 Romilly Saumarez Smith: bookbindings for Eileen Hogan, Victoria and
Albert Museum, London and 2010 Yale Center for British Art, USA
2010 All England Lawn Tennis Club, Wimbledon
2013 Vacant Possession, NewArtCentre, Roche Court, Wiltshire; Eileen Hogan at Little Sparta, Fleming Collection, London
2014 Eileen Hogan at Little Sparta, Stockwood Discovery Centre, Luton
2015 Edges and Enclosures, Browse & Darby, London
2017 Artist-Not-In-Residence, The Garden Museum, London
2019 Eileen Hogan: Personal Geographies, Yale Center for British Art

Selected Group exhibitions
1990,’01,’03,’04,’07 The Discerning Eye, The Mall Galleries, London
2000-13 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London
2002 Processes of Renewal, Toshiba Gallery, Victoria & Albert Museum
2004 The Writer and the Garden, British Library
2005 Recent Acquisitions, Yale Center for British Art, USA
2006 Unregulated Printing, Cambridge University;
re:INVENTING, ING Bank and National Maritime Museum
2007, ’09, ’12, ‘14 BP Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery
2014 Of Green Leaf, Bird, and Flower: Artists’ Books and the Natural World, Yale Center for British Art, USA (featured artist and keynote opening lecture)
2015 The Last of the Tide, Portraits of D-Day Veterans, The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace
2015 Reception, Rupture and Return: The Model and the Life Room, Tate Britain Display
2017  A History of Drawing, Camberwell College of Arts; Sketchbooks—Revelation, Art Space Gallery; and Prince and PatroRoyal Collection Trust, Buckingham Palace
2017 The Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts; Seeing through Drawing: A Celebration of John Berger, Mandell’s Gallery, Norwich
2019 The D-Day Story, Portsmouth Museum

Selected commissions and awards
2002 Arts and Humanities Research Board Award for The Poetry Box
2005 Muir Trust Artist-in-Residence: Buckinghamshire County Museum
2009 Championship Artist 2009: All England Lawn Tennis Club
2012 Olympic Artist (tennis)
Arts and Humanities Research Council Award
Transforming Artist Books
2013 Masterclass: Life Drawing with Eileen Hogan, Tate Research
2015 Portrait of D-Day Veteran for the Royal Collection
2015 Artist-in-Residence The Garden Museum
2016 Portrait of HRH Prince of Wales
2016 Commission by HRH The Prince of Wales, to paint Alistair Urquhart, Gordon Highlanders 2nd Battalion
2016 Artist-in-Residence The Garden Museum
2017 Portrait of HRH the Duchess of Cornwall
2018 Surrey County Cricket Club Oval; portrait of HRH Prince of Wales; and the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, St. George’s Chapel, Windsor

Public Collections
Brigham University Utah, British Library, Buffalo University New York, Cambridge University Library, Esme Fairbairn Trust, Gleeson Library University of San Francisco, Government Art Collection, Graves Art Gallery Sheffield, Greater London Council, Haarlem Staadsbiblioteheek, Houghton Library Harvard, Imperial War Museum, Kent County Council, The Library of Congress Washington DC, London Borough of Camden, National Library of Australia, Newberry Library Chicago, Nuffield Foundation, Penguin Art Collection, Rijksmuseum-Meermanno Hague, Sheffield City Art Gallery, Stanford University, Tullie House City Museum Carlisle, Victoria & Albert Museum, University of the Arts London, University of Guildford, University of Tulsa Oklahoma, Wake Forest University North Carolina, Williamson Art Gallery and Museum, Merseyside, Yale Center for British Art.