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Jane Lewis

Biography

Winner of the Slade Prize on graduation from the Slade School of Art UCL, Jane went on to participate in the ground-breaking “Women’s Images of Men” exhibition at the ICA in London in 1980, an early turning point in her career. Showing in the exhibition's sequel “Pandora’s Box” while at the same time pursuing a 12 month residency with Kent Opera in 1985 gave her work wider exposure which enabled her to paint full-time and in 1989 the opera company commissioned and published in reproduction 3 paintings to commemorate their 20th Anniversary. She was later awarded a Fellowship in Drawing by the Henry Moore Foundation which attracted the attention of the Portal Gallery in London, with whom Jane has exhibited since 1993. More recently she has received funding from Arts Council England and the Oppenheim-John Downes Memorial Trust, and was commissioned by Standard Chartered Bank for their corporate collection. Jane’s work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions throughout the UK and also internationally. Paintings and prints are in a number of public collections and numerous private collections.