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R W Wilcox

Born: 1944. Nationality: British.

Robert Wilcox was born in Nuneaton and took a Pre-Diploma course at Nuneaton College of Art before moving to Stoke on Trent College of Art to specialise in ceramics.

For thirty years Wilcox was a forensic artist working in police forces throughout the country.  He worked with victims of serious crimes using their descriptions to produce facial images of offenders.  He received several research grants from the Home Office and published papers on issues relating to facial identity.

Throughout this time he continued to exhibit his paintings at Midland venues, including the Ikon Gallery and the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists.  Since 1997 he has worked full time as an artist in St Ives, producing ceramics and constructions as well as paintings.  While much of this work is abstract, like the early piece Composition No. 9, some works are concerned with the exploration of perception and identity.

Composition No.9