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watercolour and oil on handmade paper laid on board
signed lower left
signed, titled and dated
96 on the reverse
32 x 29 cm
private collection, Athens
Renos Loizou was born in Paleometochon near Nicosia, Cyprus. In 1955 he moved to London. He was educated in London and Cambridge, and in 1963 he was awarded a scholarship to study at The Cambridge College of Art.
In 1965 he travelled to Spain, Italy and Greece and begun a series of drawings and paintings. In 1969 he had his first solo exhibition in Cambridge where Jim Ede bought three of his works which was added to the famous Kettles Yard Collection. Jim Ede of Kettles Yard, Cambridge was to remain one of his greatest patrons.
Solo exhibitions included: Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, 1969, Leigh Gallery, Cambridge, 1970, Caius College, Cambridge, 1972 and Kettles Yard, Cambridge, 1974.
Group exhibitions included: 1974 I.C.A., London, 1976 Orangery, Cologne, 1979-80 -81-82-83-84-86-87-97-98 Royal Academy, London, 1987 Chicago International Art Exposition USA, 1994 Royal College of Art, London, Art Gallery and Museum Kelvingrove, Glasgow, 1997, 1998 The Hunting, Observer Prizes.
Renos Loizou works are included in important public collections such as: Kettles Yard, Cambridge, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, Magdalene College, Cambridge, State Gallery of Contemporary Cypriot Art, Arts Council, Denmark, The University of Surrey, BP Collection, Baring Bros, WH Smith plc, King's College, London and Bank of Cyprus Cultural Centre Foundation.