Biography

1954 Born in Germany, RAF Wegburg
1973-77 Slade School of Fine Art
2001- Teaching at The Royal Drawing School, London
2010 Artist in residence, Garden Museum, London
2011 Portrait commission Sir John Soane’s Museum, London
2016 A Monograph, Charlotte Verity, published by Ridinghouse
2017 Lives and works in London

Solo Exhibitions

2016 New Paintings, Purdy Hicks, London
2015 Midwinter Spring, Boat House Gallery, Flatford
2012 North House Gallery,  Manningtree
2011 Garden Museum,  London
2007 London Garden, Browse and Darby,  London
2002 Browse and Darby,  London
1998 Browse and Darby,  London
1990 Anne Berthoud Gallery,  London
1988 Anne Berthoud Gallery,  London
1984 Anne Berthoud Gallery,  London

Group Exhibitions

2017 Drawing Biennial, The Drawing Room, London
Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London
Gli Amici Pittori di Londra, Galleria Ceribelli, Bergamo
2016 Vital Signs, Palazzo Lanfranchi, Pisa
Drawings from the Royal Drawing School, Christie's, New York
2015 Segni di Londra, Fondazione Bottari Lattes, Monforte d’Alba, Italy
Summer Exhibition, Purdy Hicks, London
Vital Signs, Clifford Chance Gallery, London
2014 Of Green Leaf, Bird & Flower - Artists' Books and the Natural World, Yale Center for British Art, Connecticut
ING Discerning Eye (Prize Winner) Mall Galleries, London
2013 Floriculture - Flowers, Love and Money, Garden Museum, London
2012 Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London
2010 Inspired by Soane, Sir John Soane’s Museum, London
Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London
2009 Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London
2007 The Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London (invited artist)
2005 Raised Awareness, Tate Modern + tour
2004 Charlotte Verity Paintings and Romilly Saumarez Smith Jewellery, Mile End Road, London
2003 The Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries,  London (invited artist)
2002 Starting a Collection, Art First, London
1999 Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London
The Equinox, The Cairn Gallery, Gloucesteshire
1993 Singer & Friedlander Sunday Times Watercolour Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
1992 Whitechapel Open, Whitechapel Art Gallery,  London
1988 The British Picture, LA Louver Gallery,  Venice CA
A Personal Choice: Artists & Drawings Selected by Jeffery Camp, Nigel Greenwood Gallery, London
1987 John Moores Exhibition 17, Walker Art Gallery,  Liverpool
Raab Gallery, Berlin
1985 Still Life, New Life, Harris Museum & Art Gallery + tour
Whitechapel Open, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
1983 Drawings, Anne Berthoud Gallery, London
1982 Portraits & Self Portraits, Anne Berthoud Gallery, London
1981 3rd Tolly Cobbold National Exhibition Collected Works, at Eastern Arts Association, Gainsborough’s House,  Suffolk
1980 Whitechapel Open, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
John Moores Exhibition 12, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

Collections

Arts Council of England
Derby Museum and Art Gallery
Deutsche Bank
Eastern Arts Association
Electra Investment Trust
Garden Museum, London
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
Paintings in Hospitals
St George’s Hospital, London
Sir John Soane’s Museum, London
Stanhope Properties
Tate Education
Unilever
University College London
Westminster School

The Day's Eyes 2014

The use of colour is one of the most striking characteristics of her painting. With this goes a sense of composition in which superfluous detail is not so much eliminated as simply not seen. In this respect her work may be said to embody a strong element of abstraction. There is thus in it a balance, which is also an activating tension, between the seen presence of a flower tree or vessel, and the purely formal or pictorial or visual aspects of the work, what Gauguin once, in discussing this issue, called ‘the music of the picture’.

Gauguin made this observation at the very beginning of what we call modern art, at the beginning of that self-conscious exploration of the relationship between art – colour, form, line, composition – and reality that is central to modernism. The work of Charlotte Verity may superficially appear to belong to a pre-modern tradition of painting from life, but the sophistication of her approach to the purely pictorial, to that relationship of the painting to the thing painted, places her firmly in the twenty-first century. She has, I would suggest, taken that tradition and updated it, and has done so, furthermore, in a distinctively personal and completing way.
Simon Wilson, 2011

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Charlotte Verity is represented by Purdy Hicks