sSTEPHEN FINER at Art Space Gallery - CV
Stephen Finer
1949 Born in London
1966-1970 Ravensbourne College of Art




Stephen Finer lives and works in London

  Arts Council of England Atkinson Art Gallery
  The British Council National Lottery Charities Board (on loan from Arts Council)
  Contemporary Art Society Pallant House Gallery
  Los Angeles County Museum of Art Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery
  Magdalene College Cambridge Towner Gallery
  National Portrait Gallery Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery, Carlisle
  click to view the painting in NPG Collection University of Sussex
2015 Merlyn Driver Recording and Other Paintings, Art Space Gallery, London
2012 Duncan Hume Dancing and Other People, Art Space Gallery, London
2010 Art Space Gallery, London
2004 Art Space Gallery, London
2002 People, Charleston, Sussex (opened by Prof Norbert Lynton)
2001 Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, Sussex
1999 Sir Morris Finer' & other paintings, Agnew's, London
1998 Heads, Agnew's London
1995 Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London

Woodlands Art Gallery

1992 Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London
1989 Berkeley Square Gallery, London
1988 Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London
1986 Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London
1985 Four Vine Lane, London
1982 Four Vine Lane, London
 2015 In the Frame: Plymouth’s Portraits Revealed, Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery
 2014 Artists Make Faces, Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery,
 2014 Mystery Portrait Postcards, National Portrait Gallery
 2013 People and Portraits, Towner
 2011 Flashback, Art Space Gallery, London
RCA Secret
The Art of Giving, Towner
2010  Tidelines: Retracing a Story, Towner 
2008 Winter Journey, Art Space Gallery, London
2007 Looking Forward, Agnew's, London
2006-08 Fusion Gallery, Spain
2006 View Gallery, Surrey
An American Abroad Sandra Fisher and her School of London Friend, (incl. ‘Sandra Fisher’ by Stephen Finer from the Arts Council Collection),New York Studio School, New York, USA
2005-06 Defined Art, Surrey
‘View Gallery, Surrey
Fusion Gallery, Spain
2005 Figure, Place, and Time - Works on Paper, Art Space Gallery, London
RCA Secret, London
2003 Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London
 The National Portrait Gallery Collects, ('David Bowie') Bodelwyddan Castle, Wales 
2001 Art 2001 London Contemporary Art Fair
RCA Secret, Royal College of Art, London 
2000-01 Painting The Century 101 Portrait Masterpieces 1900-2000, National Portrait Gallery, London ('David Bowie' and 'Iman' by Stephen Finer)
1999-00 'Pure Paint', Stephen Lacey Gallery, London
1999 British Art 1900-1998, Agnew's, London
Art 99 London Contemporary Art Fair
Agnew's, London
Absolut Secret, Royal College of Art, London
1998 50 Contemporary Self Portraits Six Chapel Row, Bath
Oriel Theatr, Bodelwyddan Castle, School of Art Museum & Art Gallery, Aberyswyth
Contemporary Art Fair, London
Glasgow Art Fair
50 Contemporary Self-Portraits, Six Chapel Row, Bath
Sep 20th Century British Art Fair, Royal College of Art, London
1997-98 Men on Women Oriel Theatr, Bodelwyddan Castle, Schools of Art Museum & Art Gallery, Aberyswyth (selected by Peter Edwards),
1996-97 Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London
1996 The Discerning Eye Mall Galleries, London ( invited by Martin Gayford)
1995 Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London
Chicago Art Fair
Basel Art Fair
Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London
1994 Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London
1993/9 The Portrait Now ('Marlene Dietrich' by Stephen Finer), National Portrait Gallery, London
1992 The Figure Laid Bare, Pomeroy Purdy Gallery, London
Cabinet Painting, Hove Museum & Art Gallery & Glynn Vivian Art Gallery& Museum, Swansea
Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London
1991 Berkeley Square Gallery, London
Contemporary Art Fair London
Basel Art Fair
Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London
Cabinet Painting, Gillian Jason Gallery, London
1990 Academician's Choice - (invited by Kitaj) The Mall Galleries, London & The Eye Gallery, Bristol
1989 Contemporary Art Fair, London
Westcott Gallery
Berkeley Square Gallery. London
1988-89 Berkeley Square Gallery
1988 AR.CO Madrid
1986 Contemporary Art Fair, London
New Art 2, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London
1985 New Art, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London
1984 COLLAZIONE INGLESE II, Venice Biennale, Italy
1983 The Face, Art House, London
1981-82 Small Work, Nicola Jacobs Gallery, London
1980 BRITISH ART 1940-80 from the Arts Council Collection, ('Sandra Fisher' by Stephen Finer) Hayward Gallery, London
2000 'The Fame of the Pose' by Hugh Pearman, Sunday Times Magazine
'Stephen Finer: Presence and Identity' by Martin Golding, Modern Painters Spring
1994 'Article of Faith' by Colin Wiggins, Art Review Summer Issue
1992/3 'Spotlight: Stephen Finer' by Robin Gibson, Modern Painters Magazine Winter
1986 'Portraits that capture the prizes' by William Packer, Financial Times, June 5
'Artists of the Day'  by Margaret Garlake, Art Monthly  June

2015 'Merlyn Driver Recording and Other Paintings', introduction by Merlyn Driver, catalogue Art Space Gallery


Pallant House Magazine No:30 July-Oct 2013 Portrait of the Day: David Bowie talk & leaflet by Emily Worth, National Portrait Gallery, 21 April 2013


Max Kansas City, Art To The Max: Stephen Finer 23 January 2012,
Duncan Hume Dancing and Other People, catalogue Art Space Gallery
Interview Magazine online, New York Sept 2012,
'People…who read People…are the luckiest people at the National Portrait Gallery', The Purple Passport


The Alleynian, Summer 2011 No. 698 ‘Kitaj:Portraits and Reflections’, Abbot Hall Art Gallery

2010 Art Quarterly
‘A Walk in the Park & Tide Lines: Retracing a Story’, Towner, May 2010
Art Quarterly, (illustrated: ‘Naked woman standing with arms crossed'), Summer
2009 Teacher Handbook, National Foundation for Educational Research
2008 Visual Arts Jackie Wullschlager, Financial Times, December 6
2007 Looking Forward 30 Contemporary artists, catalogue, Agnew's
London Literature, Reading with Purpose, illus: 'Patrick Garland and Alexandra Bastedo', Glencoe Publishing, McGraw Hill
RTN: 'EXCLUSIVE ART AT RTN LOUNGE', by Jack Troughton, 24 May
Arts Magazine, November, France
2006 Stephen Finer (illustrated) Surrey Monocle, March Kingston Time Leisure, Issue 18 April
Elmbridge Magazine, April
Pictures with Character by Nancy Groves (illustrated: Yehudi Menuhin, Surrey Comet, March 1,
Finer's face of art, by Nancy Groves (‘illustrated ‘Yehudi Menuhin’). Esher & Cobham Guardian, March 2,
Female Focus, July, Spain
Xpat magazine, August, Spain
Every Great Country Must Have its Portrait Gallery Jamie Portman, CanWest News Service, , October 12, National Post, Canada
Why 'no great country' should be without a portrait gallery, Jamie Portman, The Ottawa Citizen, Canada;October 12,
2004 Elmbridge Life Style Magazine (illus: cover) March
Esher News and Mail, 17 March (illu. 'Marlene Dietrich on stage')
Cobham News and Mail, 17 March (illu. 'Marlene Dietrich on stage')
Stephen Finer Paintings’ introduction by Robin Gibson (illus)
2002 Bowie and Dietrich come to Charleston' (illus: 'David Bowie' and 'Patrick Garland' by
Stephen Finer), Spectrum
'Finer comes to Charleston' (illus: 'Patrick Garland and Alexandra Bastedo' by Stephen Finer), Eastbourne Herald, Friday 8 March
'Sitting Stars' by Unity Wroe (illus: 'Patrick Garland and Alexandra Bastedo'),  The Argus, 15 March
'Intimacy and Mortality Finer's People' by Robin Gibson essay published by The Charleston Trust.
The Insight (illus:'David Bowie', 2000 by Stephen Finer) Issue 52, April
'Date', (illustrated: David Bowie' 1994 by Stephen Finer), Denmark
2001 Reuters article by Emma Ross-Thompson, Nov
Chichester Observer, July 12 illus: 'Patrick Garland and Alexandra Bastedo, front & page 5
'Another Finer Mr and Mrs Jones'
'Passport to Pleasure...', West Sussex Gazette, 9 August
'Nothing could be Finer...', by Andrew White illus: 'Iman' , 2000 by Stephen Finer, Southern Daily Echo, 17 August
'When is a portrait not a portrait?' by Charles Saumarez Smith, The Daily Telegraph, 19 Sept
2000 'Images of a Lifetime', Modern Painters, Winter 1999
'Stephen Finer: Presence and Identity' by Martin Golding, Modern Painters, Spring
'Heath's Private View', Private Eye, June
'Painting the Century 101 Portrait Masterpieces 1900-2000', by Robin Gibson introduction by Norbert Lynton (illustration: 'David Bowie and Iman' by Stephen Finer), National Portait Gallery, London
'The Fame of the Pose' by Hugh Pearman, Sunday Times Magazine, 22 October (illustration: 'David Bowie and Iman' cover & article)
1999 'Harpers & Queen', January
'National Coup for city art gallery', Bath Chronicle, 12 Jan
'The Body Beautiful', Bath Chronicle, 18 Jan
'Face to face with an actress who now champions animals', Bath Observer, 21 Jan
1998 'Photo Finish', Times Diary, Jasper Gerard, The Times, Saturday 31 Jan
'British Art 1900-1998' catalogue illus: 'Marlene Dietrich on Stage', Agnew's
1997 'Men on Women' exhibition catalogue (illus)
'Crankin Out' illustration: 'David Bowie'
1996 Diary, Jewish Chronicle, 7 November
'Pop Art' Celia Lyttleton, Tatler, October
1995 'Gallery Round-up', The Daily Telegraph, Wednesday April 16
'Hot Tickets: Galleries', Nicholas Drake, ES Magazine, 28 April
' What's On' magazine May 3-May 10 illustration
'Worthwhile hanging around the galleries', Jewish Chronicle, 5 May
'Hot Air', July-Sept (illustratiin: 'David Bowie' 1994)
'Features: Beauty and the beastly portrait', Elizabeth Grice, Daily Telegraph, Sept 28
'Pop Art', Celia Lyttelton, Tatler October
Norbert Lynton, catalogue essay, Bernard Jacobsen Gallery
1994 Simon Tait, The Observer 6 Feb
'Greenwich Time', 'Finer Art', 1 July
 Ian McKay 'What's on in London', July 6-July 13
Greenwich Guide
'Finer Art', This is London, 1 July
'Article of Faith' by Colin Wiggins, Art Review, Summer Issue
John Windsor, The Sunday Review, The Independant on Sunday
The Sunday Review, 18 September
1993/94 Ian McKay 'The Portrait..When?', Contemporary Art, Winter Issue
1992/93 Robin Gibson 'Spotlight': Stephen Finer', Modern Painters vol 4, No 4 Winte Issue
'Face Lift for Portrait Gallery', William Packer, The Financial Times , Friday November 19, 1993
1992 Margaret Garlake, introduction to exhibition at Bernard Jacobson Gallery
'Gallery Openings', The Independant 8 Sept Iain Gale
Londoner's Diary, Evening Standard 11 Sept
'Gallery', Modern Painters Autumn 1992 illustration: 'Man of twenty three and man of twenty two',
'Faced with a view', William Packer, Financial Times, 15 Sept
'What's On' magazine, Simon Corbin, 7-14 October
1991 'Antennae', Galleries Magazine, Oct
1989 William Packer, catalogue introduction to exhibition at Berkeley Square Gallery
The Guardian, The Independent
1988 Margaret Garlake, catalogue introduction to exhibition at Anthony Reynolds Gallery
1986 R. Costa 'London' Juliet Dec-Jan no:23
'Portraits that capture the prizes', Financial Times, Thursday June 5
Margaret Garlake 'Artists of the Day', Art Monthly, June
Graham Hughes 'Letter from Holland', Arts Review, June
Margaret Garlake, Art Monthly, July-August
1985-86 Marjorie-Allthorpe-Guyton 'New Art l & ll at Anthony Reynolds' Artscribe, Dec-Jan, no: 55
1985 'Exhibition reviews', Art & Artists, October, no: 229 illustration: 'Untitled', by Stephen Finer
1984 Artline, Studio International, Financial Times
'Venice through the Looking-glass, William Packer, The Financial Times,Tuesday June 19, 1984
  Allgemeines Kunstlerlexikon
  Arts Council Collection Catalogues vol ll 1979-83,vol lll1984-88
  British Council Collection Catalogue vol ll
  Cambridge Blue Book
  Complete Illustrated Catalogue, National Portrait Gallery. London 2004
  Contemporary Art Society Annual Report Sir Stephen Tumim 1986
  Dictionary of 20th Century Artists' facsimile signatures and monograms
  Dictionary of British Artists Since 1945 Ed David Buckman 1998 & 2006
  Dictionary of International Biography
  Handbook of Modern British Painting 1900-1980 Scolar Press
  Handbook of Modern British Painting & Printmaking 1900-1990 Scolar Press, Ashgate 1998
  'Insight Guides Museums and Galleries of London', (illus:'David Bowie' 1994), APA Publication 2002
  National Portrait Gallery Annual Report 1994/95
  National Portrait Gallery Annual Report 1995/96 illus:'David Bowie'National Portrait Gallery Annual Report 1995/96 illus:'David Bowie'
  National Portrait Gallery Annual Report 1995/96 illus:'David Bowie'
  National Portrait Gallery Guide by John Cooper 2000, revised edition 2006
  'Painting the Century 101 Portrait Masterpieces 1900-2001' by Robin Gibson; introduction Norbert Lynton, National Portrait Gallery 2000
  'The Portrait Now' by Robin Gibson, (illus: 'Marlene Dietrich) National Portrait Gallery 1993
  Oil Paintings in Public Ownership, Public Catalogue Foundation
  Webster’s Quotations, Facts and Phrases, Icon Group International, Inc., 2008
  Who's Who in Art
2004 Radio Jackie, Simone Halfin interviewer, March
2001 British Satellite News recorded Tue 20 Nov
ZDF German Television (Katrina Balmforth interviewer) recorded Tue 20 Nov.
1998 BBC1 News, James Wilkinson Wed 29 April 9.05pm
1995 'Paint it Red' incl. Norbert Lynton interview by Channel One (cable)
'The Nude in Art' incl. Norbert Lynton interview by Channel One
'Omnibus' BBC1 Monday 6 Nov
  Pilgrim Farewell dir. Michael Roemer USA
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