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Richard Slater

by on July 14, 2017

Richard Slater (RI), British Impressionist, born in London, England in 1927.

Richard Slater was born in London, England in 1927.  In 1943 he won a place at Hornsey School of Art. In the 1950’s Slater exhibited with the World Touring Exhibition of the Arts Council as well as at the prestigious Royal Academy.  After a distinguished career teaching art, Ricahrd moved to Plymouth, and in 1980 he devoted himself to his painting full time. As a landscape artist his strengths derive from the particularly British tradition of a romantic engagement with the landscape.  His style is related in part to a broader outlook, with its roots in his early training in illustration and lithography.  The rhythmic qualities of his paintings create an almost dream like quality, inviting the viewer to engage with the scene depicted.  Richard Slater is one of the few artist members of The Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolor (RI) living in Devon and Cornwall.  His election was the first to an artist living in Cornwall for more than 20 years.  In 1999 he was elected to the Royal Society of Painters in Watercolor.  He has also exhibited with the Royal Society of Marine Artists and the Arts Council of Great Britain.


Born in London 1927. Married, 3 daughters.

Lives near Saltash Cornwall 

Education and Training

1938-43 Educated at Tottenham Grammar School

1943-45 Hornsey School of Art

1945-48 National Service

1950 National Diploma in Design (Illustration)

1951 Art Teacher’s Diploma

1954 National Diploma in Design (Painting & Lithography). 

Teaching Career

1951 — 1960 Secondary Schools in London area

1957 – 1960 Head of Dept. Shoreditch School

1958 – 1959 Lecturer in Printmaking – London

1964 Senior Lecturer

1970 Principal Lecturer Head of Department

1973 Moved to Plymouth with the College of St Mark & St John

1970 – 1980 Art Examiner for the Bachelor of Education Degree with London & Exeter Universities

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