Oct 1, 2013

Claerwen James | British Painter | Children Paintings | 1970

Claerwen James was born in 1970. She is a British painter, the daughter of the writer Clive James and the scholar Prue Shaw.
She studied zoology at Oxford. She then did postgraduate research on the molecular biology of programmed cell death (apoptosis) in the Biochemistry of the Cell Nucleus Laboratory at the Imperial Cancer Research Fund, and completed a Ph.D. During this time she was for a short while a visiting researcher at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory on Long Island, United States.

From 1999 to 2003 she trained in the painting department of the Slade School of Art. She was nominated by Andrew Stahl, Head of Painting at the Slade, for Artist of the Day at the Flowers Central Gallery in London in 2004 and has had two major solo shows at Flowers since then, in 2006 and 2008. She will show with Flowers New York in 2010. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Scheringa Museum of Realist Art in Spanbroek, in the Netherlands. She specialises in portraiture, particularly of young people, based on photographs.

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