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Paintings by Alan Salisbury


Alan Salisbury is a painter who works within the conventions of narrative representation. He uses historical sources from within the canon of European figurative painting which are then subverted in various ways. The paintings employ trompe l’oeil devices, humour and irony and as such utilize contemporary post modern concepts of which appropriation of art from the past is a familiar element.

Alan Salisbury was born in Preston, Lancashire and studied painting at Manchester and Liverpool Colleges of Art and the Royal College of Art, London. He has lived in Wales since 1974 working at the University of Glamorgan where he was Principal Lecturer in Painting and Field Leader in Arts and Media.

He has exhibited widely throughout the UK, in Europe and the USA. He has won a number of art prizes, including Joint First Prize in the Liverpool School of Art Alumni Open Competition and  First Prize in the Wales Portrait Award 2 Competition.


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