Norman Dilworth’s First Solo Show in Britain in Almost 30 Years Opens at Laurent Delaye

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LONDON.- At 79, Norman Dilworth is still a young artist in Britain. His work has been exhibited in some of the most prestigious museums in Europe, including solo exhibitions twice at both the Mondrian House in Amersfoort, Holland, and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. His latest museum retrospective was at the Musée Matisse, Cateau-Cambressis, France, in 2007. Yet this solo show is his first in the UK since he left Britain to live in Holland in 1982. It will be followed by a long overdue solo exhibition in a public space in Britain. Curated by Andrew Bick, it will start in late Spring 2011 at the Turnpike Gallery in Leigh, and travel to the Huddersfield Art Gallery. Dilworth was born in 1931 in Wigan, Greater Manchester. After studying at Wigan school of art, he gained a place at the Slade where he studied until 1956. In 1955, he won the Tonks Prize, and the following year the Sunday Times Drawing Prize. In 1956 he went to study in Paris after being awarded a French Governm