ELECTED IN 1992
Harry Holland is widely regarded as one of Britain’s finest figurative artists. Using classical techniques to realise his contemporary figurative paintings, Harry incorporates motifs such as mythology and pathos to imbue his work with an enigmatic timelessness.
The story-telling nature of his work makes this narrative art personal to the observer. The paintings explore universal truths that are often difficult to articulate, yet resonant to the human experience.
Through a lifetime of dedication to his craft, Harry Holland has established himself as a leading influence in academic art as well as modern fine art.
Born in Glasgow in 1941 he spent his childhood in various parts of the UK settling in London in 1949. He trained at St. Martin’s School of Art from 1965-69 where he first exhibited in 1969. In 1973 he moved to Cardiff, where he lives and paints today.