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'Models, set ups and ideas, normally without narrative, come about by chance and fate, of course to me inspiring and beautiful. In the attempt to manifest these sensations, my concerns are formal and analytical, always striving towards the beauty that is right.' '

- Andy Pankhurst, 2008



1968                        Born Bournemouth, Dorset

1984-1986               General Art and Design Diploma, Bournemouth and Poole College of Art

1986-1990               BA (Hons) Slade School of Fine Art, UCL

1990                        Winsor and Newton Young Artists’ Award (First Prize)

                                Begins to be represented by Anthony Mould Contemporary Ltd

1990-1992               H.D.F.A., Slade School of Fine Art, UCL

1991                        NatWest Prize for Art (Second Prize)

1992-1993               Travelled to Spain with Richard Ford scholarship awarded by the RA

1993-1994               Awarded Boise travel scholarship. Spent one year in Italy, predominantly in Padua studying

                                Giottos in the Arena Cha               

1997-2005               Part-time lecturer, Slade School of Fine Art

1999-2000               Commissioned by M.C.C. to paint former England Cricket Captains, Michael Atherton and

                                Alec Stewart

2001                        Continues to be part-time tutor The Prince’s Drawing School

2002-2003               Appointed to cover the England Cricket Tour to Australia in 2002/2003 by M.C.C. with an

                          exhibition in Summer 2003 at Lord's   

2002                         Co-founded The London School of Painting and Drawing

2003                         Invited onto the Richard Ford Award Committee

                                 Begins to exhibit with Browse & Darby

2007                         Commissioned by University of Exeter to paint portrait of Lord Alexander of Weedon Q.C.

                                 Completed 2010

2007-2008                Represented by Addison Fine Arts, San Francisco, USA, in association with Browse & Darby

2010                         Continues to be freelance tutor and lecturer at The National Portrait Gallery, London

2012                         Co-authored (with Lucinda Hawksley) ‘What Makes Great Art’, Published by Apple Press


Solo Exhibitions


2014                          Drawings and Paintings: Figure,         Browse & Darby, London

                                  Landscape & Still Life

2011                          The Ashes Series & Drawings             Browse & Darby, London

2008                          Paintings & Drawings                          Browse & Darby, London

2005                          Motif, 1985-2005                                 Browse & Darby, London

2003                          M.C.C. Artist on the England Tour      Lord’s Cricket Ground, London

                                  to Australia 2002-2003

2001                          Works on Paper, 1987-2001                  Slade Gallery, UCL

1995                          Work from Italy                                     Pearson Gallery, UCL




Winters, Edward, ‘Aesthetics and visual culture: looking at Andrew Pankhurst’s Night painting’, Dealing with the Visual: Art History, Aesthetics, and Visual Culture, Ashgate Publishing Ltd, 2005

Winters, Edward, ‘Motif, 1985-2005’, exhibition catalogue, Browse & Darby, 2005

Alexander, Martha, Artists & Illustrators magazine, Features, 2011


Public Collections


Christie’s Contemporary Collection

M.C.C. Museum, Lord’s Cricket Ground

Royal Bank of Scotland Group Art Collection (former NatWest Group)

Royal Academy of Arts

University College London

University of Exeter, Fine Art Collection



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