Collection: Norman Stevens   1937 - 1988 

Norman Stevens was born in Bradford and studied at Bradford Regional College of Art, 1952-57. His period of study there was especially fruitful for his artistic development, with talented fellow students and friends including David Hockney and David Oxtoby. Stevens studied at the Royal College of Art for a further three years and won the Lloyd Landscape and Abbey Minor Travelling Scholarships.

Stevens taught at art schools in Manchester, Maidstone and Hornsey before becoming a Gregory Fellow at Leeds University. In the mid-70s he gave up teaching to become a fulltime artist, taking up printmaking and rapidly mastering the many different printmaking processes with considerable skill. Stevens was elected a Royal Academician in 1987 but unfortunately died the following year.