Julian Dyson, 1936-2003, was born in St Mawes, Cornwall, UK. He was entirely self taught, having his first solo show in 1972, followed by many others. He was elected an Associate of the Newlyn School of Artists in 1987, becoming a full member in 1991.

He was elected President of the famous ‘group of twelve’ in 1996. The landscape was a key element in Dyson’s work. However towards the end of the last century his work moved to what he considered “Drawings-Paintings” emphasizing the quality of line which is so central to these images. People and animals came to dominate his works which were drawn quickly to maintain the vibrant quality and life.

Julian Dyson was also regarded as a talented sculptor and his varied works are found in private collections worldwide.