Lewis Chamberlain

Lewis Chamberlain (b. 1966, Hull, UK) lives and works in East Sussex. Studied at the Slade School of Art (1984-1988).  Awards include the Pollock award (1994); the BP Portrait Award from the National Portrait Gallery (1998,1999); and the Discerning Eye first prize (2001). Chamberlain is celebrated for his hyper-realistic pencil drawings which can take as much as four years to complete, and for his incredibly detailed paintings often of children’s toys in domestic interiors. Select solo exhibitions include The Hiding Place, James Hyman Gallery, London, UK (2010); The Winter Visitor and Other Drawings, The Drawing Gallery, Shropshire (2010); Things That Go, James Hyman Gallery, London, UK (2007); Lewis Chamberlain, Recent Paintings and Drawings, James Hyman Gallery, London, UK (2004); Barings Bank, London, UK (2002); Merchant Ivory Commission, New York, USA (2001); Fine Art Society, London, UK (1996); and Guillaume Gallozzi Gallery, New York, USA. Select group exhibitions include the BP Portrait Award exhibition, National Portrait Gallery, London, UK (1993, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2016); Columbia Threadneedle Prize, Mall Galleries, London, UK (2016); London Art Fair, Islington, London, UK (2008-2014); Childish Things: Andrews, Baselitz, Brassai, Chamberlain, Kertez, Moore, Rego, and Weston, James Hyman Gallery, London, UK (2008); Paintings by Frank Auerbach, Tony Bevan, Lewis Chamberlain and Glenys Johnson, James Hyman Gallery, London, UK (2006); Contemporary British Drawing, Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Cumbria, UK (2006); and Remaking Reality, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, UK (2006). His work is held in the collection of Farens Art Gallery, East Yorkshire, UK.

Last updated: 02.03.2017