Tony Merrick ROI



Tony Merrick was born in Castleford, West Yorkshire in 1948, the birthplace of Henry Moore. The son of a coalminer, he won a scholarship to the local grammar school before going on to study Fine Art at Hull College of Art where he gained a First Class Honours, Dip AD. He then went on to Chelsea School of Art gaining a Higher Diploma in Art in 1974. At that time, he was producing large abstract works, upto 12 ft in dimensions and exhibited with the Young Contemporaries, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester; The Whitechapel Art Gallery, London; Surrey University and the Museum of Modern Art, Oxford. His recent work however, could be described as loose figurative.

Tony was elected as a full Member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters in December 2013 and was awarded the Le Clerc Fowle Medal for outstanding group of paintings at the ROI exhibition in 2016.