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Graham Nickson was born in Knowle Green, U.K. He studied at Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts (B.A., 1969) and the Royal College of Art (M.A., 1972), in London.  He was based in Rome from 1972 – 74, and since 1976 he has resided in New York City.  He has worked, traveled and exhibited extensively in the United States and abroad.  


Mr. Nickson is the Dean of the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture (1988 – present) where he also serves on the faculty.  He is a recipient of the Prix de Rome (1972-74); the Harkness Fellowship at Yale University (1976 – 78); the Howard Foundation Fellowship from Brown University (1980 – 81); the Guggenheim Fellowship (1989); and the Ingram Merrill Fellowship (1993). 


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