Peter Collis RHA
British (1929 – 2012)
Peter Collis was born in London
in 1929. He studied at Epsom College of Art and Design and lived in Wicklow, Ireland
He was elected an Associate
Member of the Royal Hibernian Academy in 1990 and a Full Member in 1993. Collis
had solo exhibitions in Dublin and London and has participated in numerous
mixed exhibitions including the annual exhibitions at the RA and RHA.
His awards include The Royal Trust Award
(1975); Oireachteas, Maurice MacGonigal Landscape Prize (1981); Oireachteas
Irish Pensions Landscape Prize (1983) and the James Adam Salesroom Award, RHA
His work is included in the public collections of AIB, Bank of Ireland,
National Self-Portrait Collection, University of Limerick and UCD and in many
private collections including Bono (U2), Christy Moore, and Lord Puttnam, the
English film maker.
His last exhibition
was a Retrospective at the John Martin Gallery in London just a month before he
Collis has been described by
Aidan Dunne of
The Irish Times as
“the Irish Cezanne” and critic Desmond McAvock wrote of him: “Like Cezanne, he
is really more interested in the structure of his scenes than in their
transitory appearance …. He can bind his observation into a cohesive, tightly
controlled buy always sensitive design”.