Profile in Brief

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Gus Cummins is a member of 'The London Group' and was elected 'Royal Academician' (RA) in 1992. He has won numerous prizes and has work in collections in the UK, Europe and the USA. He has taught at several art colleges, principally at Chelsea College of Art and the Royal Academy Schools. He was born in London in 1943 and lives in Hastings.

Gus Cummins's first solo exhibition was held at the Gardener Arts Centre, Brighton in 1991. He exhibits each year at the Royal Academy and his work has been exhibited widely throughout the UK, in public and private galleries and museums, including the Mall Galleries, the National Portrait Gallery, the Festival Hall, Camden and Battersea Arts Centres and the Royal Academy. Most recently, he was included in the 2012 'RA Now' (Anish Kapoor to Zaha Hadid) exhibition and the London Group Centenary (Pitzhanger Manor), 2013. He has also exhibited internationally in the USA, the United Arab Emirates, Norway, Holland and Ireland. He has sat on many Selection Panels at the Royal Academy and also for the Discerning Eye (Mall Gallery).


Contemporary Arts Society; Towner Museum, Eastbourne; Royal College of Art; Hastings Museum; Hastings Library; Royal Academy; Financial Times Collection; House of Commons; AT Kearney, London and Chicago; National Trust; P & O; Costain PLC; ICI.


Henry Moore Prize (London Group) (1982)
GLC Spirit of London Festival (1983)
Daler-Rowney Prize (Royal Academy, 1987)
First Prize in the Hunting Group (1990, 1999)
House and Garden Prize and Blackstone Award (Royal Academy, 1992)
Royal Watercolour Society Prize (Bankside Gallery, 2001)
Jack Goldhill Sculpture Award (Royal Academy 2005)

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