Patrick Symons

Born in Bromley, Kent, in 1925, Symons begun his artistic education under the tutelage of the sculptor Elizabeth Muntz at Bryanston School. During the Second World War he served in the Navy, but when he was demobbed he went to Camberwell School of Arts. At Camberwell he was taught by John Dodgson and the Euston Road painters, and begun a lifelong obsession with the mathematics and geometry of classical composition, copying and analysing the Baptism of Piero della Francesca.


1925 Born in Kent
1939-43 Bryanston School, taught by Elizabeth Muntz
1946-50 Camberwell School of Arts & Crafts
Studied with the Euston Road painters and John Dodgson
1953-59 Taught at Camberwell and St Albans School of Art
1959-86 Taught at Chelsea School of Art
1981 Awarded joint first prize Tolly Cobbold Competition
1983 Elected A.R.A
1991 Elected Royal Academician
1993 Died in Paris

Selected One Man Exhibitions
1960 New Art Centre, London
1975 William Darby Gallery, London
1982, 89 Browse & Darby, London
1994 Browse & Darby, memorial exhibtion, London

Selected Group Exhibitions
2005 Three Points of View, Myles Murphy, Patrick Symons, Euan Uglow; Browse & Darby, London

Work in Public Collections
Arts Council of Great Britain
Contemporary Arts Society
Doncaster Museum
Tate Gallery, London