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Dennis Gilbert


“Dennis is a remarkable man. Now in his nineties (born in 1922), he is still painting portraits, nudes, riverscapes and landscapes en plein air. He can also be seen a l’interieur at the bar of the Chelsea Arts Club and the London Sketch Club. After the war, when he served as a navigator in the RAF, he started painting professionally in the Festival of Britain year, having studied at St Martins School of Art and Brighton College of Art. He then did stints teaching at Wimbledon, Kingston and Hammersmith, ending up as Senior Lecturer at the Chelsea School of Art. He is a versatile, if conventional painter, working in oils, pastels and watercolour, with a light touch, and sometimes more than a whiff of erotica in his life studies.” Don Grant, Kensington and Chelsea Today May 2014

He has exhibited many times at the RA and at the Mall Galleries, with societies including the Royal Society of Portrait Painters and the New English Art Club, of which he is a member. His works are to be found in private and corporate collections in Europe, America, Asia, Africa and Australia.

Dennis now works from his studio in Teddington.