Jon Pryke’s full name is Jonathan S. Pryke and he was born in Ipswich in 1943. He studied at Ipswich School of Art from 1959-1961 and the London College of Printing from 1961-1963. He also studied at Goldsmith’s College in London from 1977-78 for an Art Teachers Certificate, and was a part-time lecturer at Camberwell, Ravensbourne and Ipswich Schools of Art from 1971-1977.
He became a Member of the Royal Society of British Artists in 2004 and a Council member later.
This is an evocative picture of the Cornwall coast by Jon Pryke and shows what can be achieved in modern pastels which is a medium he often uses. Jon Pryke has painted many similar scenes and lives in south east London at the present time. He has exhibited at the Stark Gallery, the Mall Galleries (this picture was first exhibited at the Pastel Society exhibition in 1988), at Royal Academy Summer Exhibitions, the Woodlands Art Gallery and other similar venues. He was awarded the Pastel Society's Frank Herring Prize in 1998.
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