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Paul Slater

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Born 1953 Burnley, Lancashire

1971 – 74

  • Maidstone College of Art - 1 st Class Honours

1975 – 78

  • Royal College of Art MA RCA


Berger Award – Travel Scholarship 1978

W H Smith Award Illustration 1993 Commendation

Association of Illustrators Illustrator or the Year 1996

Glenfiddich Awards Visual Category 1996, 1999 Shortlisted

Glenfiddich Awards Visual Category 2001 Award Winner

National Library Award for Illustration 2001 Commendation

Became a Patron of the Association of Illustrators in 2000



  • Solo Exhibition, Medici Gallery


  • Solo Exhibition, Medici Gallery
  • Retrospective, Dean Clough Galleries, Halifax


  • Group Exhibition, Medici Gallery


  • Solo Exhibition, Gallery 27, Cork Street
  • Summer Exhibition, Medici Gallery


  • Royal Society of Portrait Painters, The Mall Galleries, London.
  • The Golden Years of Illustration - Group Exhibition,The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford


  • Royal Society of Portrait Painters, The Mall Galleries, London.
  • Royal Academy Summer Exhibition


  • Royal Society of Portrait Painters, The Mall Galleries, London


  • Two Man Exhibition, Coningsby Gallery, London
  • Solo Exhibition, The Cutter Gallery, St Augustine, Florida, USA


  • Two Man Exhibition, Coningsby Gallery, London


  • Solo Exhibition, Coningsby Gallery, London


  • Group Christmas Show, Chris Beetles Gallery
  • Regular Contributor to the Show since 1996


  • Breakthrough Exhibition, Royal College of Art


There is also a travelling exhibition of work, curated by the art historian Dr. Leo de Freitas.

Paul Slater's paintings can be found in collections in Great Britain, the USA, Switzerland, Greece, Germany and Australia.

As well as paintings, Paul has illustrated for many magazines, newspapers and advertising campaigns, winning many awards for his work and has contributed to The Times Saturday Magazine for the last 20 years, with Jonathan Meades' restaurant reviews and latterly with Giles Coren.

Paul Slater

Self Portrait

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