Bernard Dunstan (b.1920

Bernard Dunstan was born in Teddington, Middlesex in 1920, and educated at St Paul's School, London. He studied at Byam Shaw School of Art under Ernest Jackson (1939) and at the Slade School of Art (1939-41). He went on to teach at the West of England School of Art in Bristol (1946 to 1949), Camberwell School of Art (1950 to 1964), Byam Shaw School of Art (1953 to 1974), Ravensbourne Art College (1959 to 1964) and City and Guilds of London Art School (1964 to 1969).

Dunstan exhibited regularly with Roland, Browse and Delbanco, London (1952 to 1970), with Agnew's, London, since 1972 and with Stremmel Gallery, Nevada, USA, since 1981. He also exhibits annually in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and the New English Art Club, and his work is held in many private collections.

Dunstan was elected Royal Academician in 1968, and was President of the Royal West of England Academy from 1979 to 1984. He has written several books on painting, including Learning to Paint (1970) and Painting Methods of the Impressionists (1976).

Dunstan is married to the painter Diana Armfield R.A.