Kenneth Draper RA

CV

1944

Born, 19 February, in Killamarsh, Derbyshire

1959–62

Studied at Chesterfield School of Art

1962–64

Studied at Kingston School of Art, London (painting)

1964–65

Studied at Kingston School of Art, London (post-graduate year, sculpture)

1965–68

Studied at The Royal College of Art, London (sculpture)

1980

Elected to the Faculty of The British School in Rome

1991

Elected member of The Royal Academy of Arts, London

Commissions and Awards

1965

Young Contemporaries prize for Sculpture

1971

Mark Rothko Memorial Award, travel bursary to USA

1974

Outdoor Sculpture for John Dalton Building, University of Manchester

1976

Arts Council of Great Britain Bursary

1981

Sculpture for Bradford University, Arts Council Project

2002

Designed commemorative Poster and Banner for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

2012

Hugh Casson Prize for Drawing, Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

Solo Exhibitions

1969

‘Kenneth Draper’, Redfern Gallery, London (7–31 October). Catalogue

1978

Redfern Gallery, London (28 February – 22 March)
‘New Work’, Cartwright Hall, Museum and Art Gallery, Bradford, Yorkshire (10 September – 22 October). Catalogue, essay by Peter Rippon

1981

‘Sculpture and Drawings 1962–81’, Warwick Arts Trust, London (22 April – 23 May). Catalogue, essay by Bryan Robertson ‘skulpturen, gemälde und Zeichnungen 1962–81’, Alpirsbacher Galerie, Alpirsbach, Germany (2 October – 30 November), E.G.K Galerie, Stuttgart, Germany (6–21 November). Catalogue

1982

‘Sculpture, Paintings and Drawings 1962 – 82’, The Minories, Colchester (20 February – 21 March), Chapter, Cardiff (27 March – 24 April). Catalogue

1984

Galerie Nouvelles Images, Den Haag, Holland

1988–9

‘Landscape’ Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, with Jean Macalpine (25 November 1988 – 15 Jan 1989). Catalogue card

1990

Hampstead Theatre Gallery, London

1991

Glenn Green Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
‘Kenneth Draper RA: works in pastel and pigment’, Austin Desmond Gallery, London
Grape Lane Gallery, York

1993

‘Kenneth Draper: Twenty Pastels and Mixed Media Paintings’, Adelson Galleries, New York, USA (27 October – 27 November)
Friends’ Room, Royal Academy of Arts, London. Catalogue, essay by Colin Roth
Hart Gallery, Nottingham

1994

Hart Gallery, London
Studio 3, London

1995

‘New Work by Kenneth Draper’, Peter Bartlow Gallery, Chicago, USA
Bridport Arts Centre, Bridport, Dorset
Hart Gallery, London

1996

Hart Gallery, Nottingham
Hart Gallery, London

1998

New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham
Hart Gallery, London

2000

‘Kenneth Draper: New Sculpture’, Hart Gallery, London (9 March – 2 April)

2002

Hart Gallery, London

2003

Hart Gallery, London (6–26 November)

2004

Studio 3, London

2005–6

‘Constructions on Paper’, Friends’ Room, Royal Academy of Arts, London (20 December 2005 – 16 March 2006). Catalogue, essay by Judith Bumpus

2007

Castlegate House Gallery, Cumbria
‘Constructions in Mixed Media’, Sa Nostra Foundation, Mahón/Ciutadella, Menorca, with Jean Macalpine (28 June – 17 July; 21 July – 14 August). Catalogue, essay by Judith Bumpus

2009

Lisa Sharpe Contemporary Art at ‘Art London’ Chelsea

2010

Lisa Sharpe Contemporary Art, Online Exhibition

2012

‘The Transient Landscape’, Quest Gallery, Bath. Catalogue, essay by Kenneth Draper

Group Exhibitions

1964

London Group, Art Federation Galleries, London (19 March – 10 April)

1965

Young Contemporaries, Federation of British Artists Galleries, London (19 January – 6 February). Catalogue introduction by Bryan Robertson
Summer Exhibition, Redfern Gallery, London (15 June – 30 September)

1967

Summer Exhibition, Redfern Gallery, London (June 1967)

1968

Summer Exhibition, Redfern Gallery, London (June – September)
Brunel University, London

1969

Summer Exhibition, Redfern Gallery, London (June – September)

1970

Dibujos y Proyectos de 16 Escultores Britanicos (British Sculptors’ Drawings), Galería Bonino, Buenos Aires (11–27 May) and touring South America
Summer Exhibition, Redfern Gallery, London (June – September)

1971

Seven Redfern Artists, Redfern Gallery, London (16 March – 15 April)
‘Eight Individuals: sculpture and drawings chosen by Bryan Robertson for the Arts Council Collection’ (Arts Council tour): Derby Museum and Art Gallery (4 December 1971 – 15 January 1972); Graves Gallery, Sheffield
Jacob’s Ladder Gallery, Washington DC, USA. Group exhibition, including John Carter and Trevor Sutton. Organised by Jacob J. Weinstein. No catalogue

1972

‘British Sculptors ’72’ Related Works, Redfern Gallery, London (7 January – 7 February)
‘British Sculptors ’72’ Royal Academy, London (8 January – 5 March). Catalogue, essay by Bryan Robertson

1976

Arts Council Collection: 75/6 Exhibition, Hayward Gallery, London (5–31 August

1977

Tolly Cobbold Eastern Arts National Art Exhibition (tour): Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (1 April – 1 May), Ipswich Museums, the High Street Art Gallery and the Corn Exchange, Princes Street (9 May – 4 June), Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield (11 June – 10 July), Camden Arts Centre, London (29 July – 28 August)
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London (21 May – 14 August)
‘A Silver Jubilee Exhibition of Contemporary British Sculpture’, Battersea Park, London (2 June – 4 September). Catalogue, essays by William Packer, Bryan Robertson, Barry Martin
‘Opening Exhibition’, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Bretton Hall, Yorkshire (24 September – 27 November)

1978

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London (20 May – 13 August)
‘Fragile Stones Make Art’, National Museum of Wales, Cardiff (7 August – 3 September)
Works on Paper, Artist’s Market, London

1979

Tolly Cobbold Eastern Arts Second National Exhibition (touring): Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (7 April – 6 May), Castle Museum, Norwich (15 May – 17 June), Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich (25 June – 29 July), Camden Arts Centre (11 August – 9 September), Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield (22 September – 14 October)
Sculptors’ Drawings, The Minories, Colchester (15 September – 21 October). Catalogue, essay by Alasdair Dunlop
‘Contemporary Works on Paper: a personal choice by Peter Rippon’, Gainsborough’s House, Sudbury (3 – 25 November)

1979–80

‘The British Art Show’, Arts Council (touring), 112 artists selected by William Packer: Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield (1 December 1979 – 27 January 1980), Laing Art Gallery and Hatton Gallery, Newcastle (15 February – 23 March), Arnolfini and Royal West of England Academy, Bristol (18 April – 24 May)

1980

‘The Human Factor: sculptures made by ten artists during the 1970s’, (Arts Council, touring). Catalogue, essay by Isobel Johnstone

1981–2

‘British Sculpture in the Twentieth Century: Part Two: Symbol and Imagination 1951–1980’, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London (27 November 1981 – 24 January 1982). Catalogue

1982–3

‘Coloured Constructions’, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham (9 October – 6 November 1982); South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell (8 January – 13 February 1983). Catalogue, essay by William Packer

1983

The Sculpture Show, Hayward Gallery, London (13 August – 9 October 1983), Arts Council of Great Britain
Studio Odd, Hiroshima, Japan
‘Small is Beautiful’ Angela Flowers Gallery, London

1984

‘Questions About Sculpture: an exhibition of fifteen sculptures from the Arts Council Collection’, touring
Freidus Ordover Gallery, New York, USA

1985

‘Hidden Landscape: Kenneth Draper, John Golding, John Hoyland, John Hubbard, Edwina Leapman, Norbert Radermacher, Bridget Riley’, Juda Rowan Gallery, London (29 May – 5 July)

1987

Contemporary International Art Exposition, Chicago, USA
‘Art for the City’, Lloyds of London (14 September – 2 October)
‘Hunter Collection of Twentieth Century Modern Masters’, Courtauld Gallery, London (10 October 1987 – 3 May 1988). Catalogue, essay by Dennis Farr

1988

Contemporary International Art Exposition, Chicago, USA
Louise Hallett Gallery, London
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London (14 May – 7 August)
Warwick Arts Trust Collection, Warwick Arts Trust, London

1989

Contemporary International Art Exposition, Chicago, USA
Artist in Residence, Chesil Gallery, Portland, Dorset

1990

International Gallery Invitational Art Fair, Chicago, USA
Contemporary International Art Exposition, Chicago, USA
Glenn Green Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London (9 June – 19 August)
Louise Hallett Gallery, London
Contemporary Art Fair, Sydney, Australia

1991

Contemporary Art Fair, Miami, USA
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London (9 June – 18 August)
Wessex Artists, Parnham House, Dorset

1992

‘The Poetic Trace: Aspects of British Abstraction since 1945’, Adelson Galleries, New York, USA (12 May – 30 June). Catalogue, essay by Mel Gooding
‘British Sculpture in the Twentieth Century’, Millfield, Somerset (8 June – 3 July)
‘Sense of Place’, Cleveland Bridge Gallery, Bath
‘The Discerning Eye’, selected by Stephen Tumim, Mall Galleries, London (27 November – 6 December)
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London (7 June – 16 August)

1993

Hart Gallery, Nottingham
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London (6 June – 15 August)
Chicago International Art Exposition, USA
‘Painting the Earth’, John Jones Gallery, London
‘Small is Beautiful’, Flowers East, London

1994

Hart Gallery, London
‘Kenneth Draper, Jean Macalpine, John Hubbard’, Bridport Arts Centre, Dorset
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London (5 June – 14 August)
Works on Paper, Adelson Galleries, New York, USA
Chesil Gallery, Portland, Dorset
‘Space Redefined’, Shad Thames Galleries, Butlers Wharf, London
‘Small is Beautiful’, Flowers East, London
‘Landscape’, New Academy Gallery, London

1995

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London (4 June – 13 August)
Geneva Art Fair, Geneva, Switzerland
Adelson Galleries, New York, USA

1996

‘Art Miami 96’, Florida, USA
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London (9 June – 18 August)

1997

‘Art Miami 97’, Florida, USA
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London (1 June – 10 August)

1998

‘Art Miami 98’, Florida, USA
‘The Poetry of Place’, Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery, Suffolk
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London (2 June – 16 August)

1999

‘Art Miami 99’ Florida, USA
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London (7 June – 15 August)
Triennial Sculpture Exhibition, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol
‘Contemporary British Landscape’, Flowers East, London

2000

‘Art Miami 2000’ Florida, USA
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London (29 May – 7 August)
‘Fusion’, Riverhouse Gallery, Walton-on-Thames

2001

Contemporary Art Fair, Geneva, Switzerland
International Art Exposition, Chicago, USA
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London (5 June – 13 August)

2002

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London (11 June – 19 August)

2003

Contemporary Sculpture, Palm Beach, Florida, USA
EUROP’ART, Geneva
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London (2 June – 10 August)
‘Sterling Stuff’, Royal Academy, London

2004

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London (8 June – 16 August)

2005

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London (7 June – 15 August)
Castlegate House Gallery, Summer Exhibition, Cumbria

2006

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London (12 June – 20 August)

2007

‘Homage to Menorca’, Sa Nostra Foundation, Menorca
Royal Academy summer Exhibition, London (11 June – 19 August)
‘Circa 1976’ Milton Keynes Gallery, Works from the Arts Council Collection
Castlegate House Gallery, Cumbria

2008

‘A Century of Sheffield Art’ Millennium Gallery, Sheffield
Derwent-Wye Fine Art, Rowsley, Derbyshire
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London (9 June – 17 August)
Invited Artist, Pastel Society, The Mall Galleries, London
‘The Red House’ Menorca, exhibition with Jean Macalpine

2009

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London (8 June – 16 August)
‘Sixties Summer’, eight artists from the Arts Council Collection, Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum (13 August – 4 October)
Invited Artist, Pastel Society, The Mall Galleries, London
Castlegate House Gallery, Cumbria
‘The Red House’ Menorca , exhibition with Jean Macalpine
‘Anon’, Theatre by the Lake, Keswick, Cumbri

2010

Invited Artist, Pastel Society, The Mall Galleries, London
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London (14 June – 22 August)
Castlegate House Gallery, Cumbria, Two Person Exhibition with Jean Macalpine
Lisa Sharpe Contemporary Art, Alfred Place, London
Richmond Hill Gallery, London

2011

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London (7 June – 15 August)
Pastel Society, The Mall Galleries, London
Lisa Sharpe Contemporary Art, Alfred Place, London
Richmond Hill Gallery, London

2012

Lisa Sharpe Contemporary Art, Alfred Place London
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London (4 June – 12 August)
Pastel Society, The Mall Galleries, London

2013

‘Gifted’ from the Royal Academy to The Queen, Buckingham Palace, London
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London (10 June – 18 August)

2014

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London (9 June – 17 August)

2015–16

‘Making it: Sculpture in Britain 1977–1986’ (Arts Council touring), Longside Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park (1 April – 21 June 2015), Mead Gallery, University of Warwick (8 October – 29 November 2015), Edinburgh Art Centre (7 May – 3 July 2016). Catalogue, essay by Jon Wood
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London (8 June – 16 August)
‘Abriendo Puertas’, Ca N’Oliver, Mahon

2016

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London (13 June – 21 August)
L’Emancipació del Paper, Ca N’Oliver; Mahon

2017

Chapel Arts, Cheltenham
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London (13 June – 20 August)

2018

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London (12 June – 19 August)

2019

‘Carl Plackman and his Circle’, Pangolin London (16 January – 2 March)
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London (10 June – 12 August)

2020

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London (6 October 2020 – 3 January 2021)

2021

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London (22 September 2021 – 2 January 2022)

Public Collections

Arts Council of Great Britain
Arts Council of Wales
Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
Arthur Anderson, London
British Land PLC, London

Contemporary Art Society, London
Cartwright Hall Museum and Art Gallery, Bradford
Courtauld Institute, London
De Beers Collection, London
Fitzwilliam Museum and Art Gallery, Cambridge
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, London
Hammersmith Hospital, London
Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston, Lancashire
ICI, London
International Bank of Japan, London
Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge
Leicestershire Education Authority
Lloyds of London
M.A. Braganza & Co, London
Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield,
Mischon de Reya, London
McCrory Corporation, New York, USA
National Museum of Wales, Cardiff
National Westminster Bank, London
Pearl Insurance, London
Royal Academy of Arts, London
Royal Collection Trust, London
Royal Life Group
St George’s Hospital, London
TSB Bank, London
Unilever PLC, London
Usher Gallery, Lincoln