John Mitchell - CV

Born November 1942, Walton-Upon-Thames

Academic History

Retired from Wimbledon School of Art

2002 - 03
Head of Fine Art Department
Wimbledon School of Art

1999 - 01
Principal Lecturer / Subject Leader in charge of Painting.
Course Leader MA Fine Art: Painting
Wimbledon School of Art

1987 - 99
Principal Lecturer / Subject Leader in charge of Painting.
Wimbledon School of Art

1980 - 83
Course Director (P.L.) MA Fine Art
Birmingham Polytechnic

1974 - 75
Acting Head of Department
Stourbridge College of Art

1971 - 78
Principal Lecturer in charge of Painting
Stourbridge College of Art

1968 - 71
Lecturer II, Fine Art Dept.
Lanchester (Coventry) Polytechnic

1964 - 68
Lecturer II, Foundation Studies.
Coventry College of Art

Asymmetric and Inverted Frustums
Asymmetric and Inverted Frustums
Coloured Glass Faced Bricks, 40 feet high
Commisioned for the new annexe
at Wimbledon School of Art 2003

John Mitchell
John Mitchell


1983 - 86
Senior Research Fellow in Fine Art
S. G. I. H. Ed. (Cardiff)

1979 - 80
Gregory Fellow in Painting
Leeds University
John Mitchell (centre) with Peter Ward (left) and Terry Frost (right)
John Mitchell (centre) with
Peter Ward (left) and Terry Frost (right)


Critic's Choice, Lemon Street Gallery.
Introductory essay by William Packer.

Barrie Cook and John Mitchell
at Howard Gardens Gallery, Cardiff.
Introductory essay by David Briers.

Trilogy 3
Introductory essay by Krzysztof Ciezkowski

Trilogy 2
Introductory essay by Krzysztof Ciezkowski

Introductory essay by Krzysztof Ciezkowski

May 2000
'16 Frustums & Fillers : 4 Bronze Blocks with Conic Voids'
Catalogue text: Fred Orton, Malcolm Quinn, John Mitchell.
Pub. The University Gallery Leeds.

February 1997
'Peter Ward'. Pattern Maker Painter. Foundryman - Sculptor. Artisan - Artist.
(Some personal notes on the 'expanded practice' of Peter Ward).
Introductory essay to retrospective catalogue by John Mitchell.
Penwith Gallery, St Ives

'Forum' - Konkrete Künst, Erfurt
Pub. Museum der Künstler, Erfurt

'Frustums and Fillers'
(un omaggio a Giorgio Morandi). Douglas Allsop.
Pub. J.R.M Publications

'Bronze Works'. Fenella Crichton.
Pub. Wimbledon School of Art

September 1988
'The Presence of Painting'.
Aspects of British Abstraction 1957 - 1988. Michael Tooby.
Pub. South Band Centre

May 1988
'56 in 88'
Pub. 56 Group

John Mitchell. Cones, Pyramids, Piers and 'Projections'. Objects Without Subjects.
Pub. Ikon Gallery

'Eight New Members'
Pub. 56 Group

John Mitchell.
'Extracts from the Log of a Sixties Space Cowboy'
Pub. 56 Group

'Life and Landscape'
Pub. 56 Group



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John Mitchell - Artist - Paintings, Sculpture, Prints.
Trewarveneth Studio, Newlyn, Cornwall.

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