Fleet Gallery

Fleet Gallery

20th Century British Art
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ROONEY, RA, MICK

Pigeon Fanciers 1999

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17 x 23 cm (approx. 9.1 x 6.7 inches)

20th Century British

Mick Rooney born 1944 painter, studied at Sutton School of Art from 1959-1962, Wimbledon School of Art from 1962-1964 and subsequently at the Royal College of Art,London from 1964 to 1967.  Here he was awarded the Austin Abbey Major Scholarship to study at the British School of Rome from 1967 to 1968.  Rooney's early solo exhibitions were held at the Fulham Gallery, London, Galerie Petit,  Amsterdam. 

Among Rooney's commissions is a painting to celebrate the centenary of the Financial Times (1988), a poster for the London underground.
Rooney was Artist in Residence for the Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne in 1983.  He was elected Royal Academician in 1991 and in 2001 was elected to the Royal Society of Painters and printmakers. Rooney lives and works in London.