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Michael Carlo

Born 1945, Glemsford, Suffolk.

Michael Carlo studied at Colchester School of Art from 1961-64 and the Royal College of Art from 1965-68, where he won the KMP Lithography prize. He was taught by, among others, Edward Bawden, Derrick Greaves and Edward Middleditch, all of whom represented ordinary daily life in their work.

He lived in London until 1972 and made regular trips to the slate quarries of North Wales. He was included in Heal's Summer Print Show in the 1970s. In 1978-79 his exhibition of drawings and prints, titled Over the Fields, toured to a number of venues. He has said that 'Man, the figure is not important. It is only the marks he makes and the things he builds on the earth that obsess me.' His work is represented in collections at Bolton Museum and Art Gallery and Cheltenham Art Gallery.  He now lives and works on the
Essex/Suffolk border.

Slate Quarry, North Wales