Biography / CV

  • 1933 Born Portsmouth

  • 1945–1949 Educated at St John’s College, Southsea

  • 1951–1955 Portsmouth College of Art and Design (NDD Painting and Engraving)

  • 1955–1959 Postgraduate Royal Academy Schools, London

  • 1955/56/57 David Murray Landscape Scholarships

  • 1957 Leverhulme Scholarship

  • 1958 Royal Academy Gold Medal and Edward Scott Travelling Scholarship

  • 1980–1981 CNN Cert Ed Portsmouth Polytechnic

  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers (retired)

  • 1962–1986 Teaching: Winchester School of Art. Head of Foundation Department

Exhibitions – Paintings and Engravings:

  • 1956/57/58/60 Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition

  • 1961–1962 Wildenstein Gallery, London

  • 1961 Piccadilly Gallery, London

  • 1962 & 1967 Ashgate Gallery, Fareham

  • 1964 Reading Art Gallery

  • 1965–1966 Ash Barn Gallery, Petersfield

  • 1969–76 Southampton University

  • 1970 Atcher d’Art, Amsterdam

  • 1973 Retrospective, Portsmouth Museum and Art Gallery

  • 1974 Swansea University

  • 1975 Southampton Art Gallery (Five artists)

  • 1977 Yew Tree gallery, Derbyshire

  • 1978 Galeric Ismene, Pyreres, France

  • 1979 Xylon & (International Triennial Exhibition of Wood Engravings), Fribourg, Switzerland

  • 1980 Portsmouth / Duisberg Exhibition, City Museum and Records Office, Portsmouth

  • 1984 International Exhibition of Wood Engraving, Hereford Art Gallery (by invitation)

  • 1988 Engraving Then and Now (the retrospective 50th exhibition of the Society of Wood Engravers)

  • 1989 Southern Arts Exhibition (Contemporary Wood Engraving)

  • 1994 Artists Prints, Hill Court Gallery, Abergavenny, Gwent

  • 1994 The Mariner Imagined: Coleridge’s Poem & The Artist 1831–1994, Lauderable House, Highgate Hill, London

  • 1995 Exhibition of Wood Engravings used as Book Illustrations, Oxford University Club

  • 1995–1996 Society of Wood Engravers, touring exhibition

  • 1995 Exhibition of Wood Engravings to mark the forthcoming publication: ‘Land’ by the Old Stile Press, Gwent

  • 1996 The LINE Gallery, Linlithgow, Scotland

  • 1996 Peter’s Barn Gallery, South Amersham

  • 1997 Twentieth-century British Wood Engraving, Exeter City Museum and Art Gallery

  • 2011 Pallant House  Gallery,  Chichester, West Sussex, “A Life in Wood Engraving.” The DeLoughi, Print Room. Two day Wood Engraving Workshop, March 2011

  • 2012 Society of Wood Engravers, 75th Annual Exhibition. Print: ‘Circular Forms’ awarded 75th Anniversary Prize

  • 2016 Oxmarket Centre of Arts, Chichester, Printmakers Group show, including The Omega P M

  • 2016 Oxmarket Centre of Arts, Chichester.  Exhibition: Garrick Palmer –Painting, Prints & Photographs.

  • 2018 Portsmouth Museum, Painting, Drawings & Prints

  • 2018 The Jack House Gallery, Old Portsmouth, 60 years of Paintings, Drawings & Prints.

  • 2018 The Yellow Edge Gallery Gosport, Printmakers (Chris Wood & Friends)

Commissions, Collections and Reviews

  • 1967 Three Stories, Herman Melville, The Folio Society

  • 1971 The Sea and the Jungle, The Imprint Society, Massachusetts, USA

  • 1972 Benito Cereno, Melville

  • 1974 Moby Dick, Herman Melville, The Folio Society

  • 1978 The History of British Wood Engraving, Albert Garrett, Scholar Press

  • 1988 Five centuries of English Book Illustration, Scolar Press

  • 1994 The Ballad of Reading Gaol, Oscar Wilde, Old Stile Press, Gwent

  • 1996 Land, landscape engravings and selected text by Eric Williams, Old Stile Press, Gwent

  • 1996 Moby-Dick and twentieth-century American Art, Elizabeth A Schritz, University Press of Kansas, USA

  • 1996 A profile of Garrick Palmer, Rosemary Simmons, Printmaking Today

  • 1997 Folio 50: A bibliography 1947–1996, The Folio Society

  • 1997 The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, The Wordsworth Trust

  • 2000 The Old Stile Press in the 20th century: A bibliography 1979–1999

  • 2001 An Engravers Globe, Simon Brett, Primrose Hill Press

  • 2001 Illustration zu, S T Coleridge’s ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’, Antje Klesse, Germany

  • 2011 Two prints acquired by Pallant House Gallery, Chichester

  • 2011 Two prints acquired by the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Photography

  • 1983 Exhibition of Orkney and Shetland, The Winchester Gallery

  • 1985 Grant from Southern Arts, ref Portsmouth Project

  • 1987 Commissioned to produce photographs of sculptures for Hampshire Sculpture Trust

  • 1987–1988 Portsmouth, a Personal Reflection, exhibition of photographs, City Museum & Records Office, Portsmouth

  • 1990 Exhibition of Architectural Photographs, Spitalfields Gallery, London

  • 1996 A Southern Eye, Six Photographers, Winchester Contemporary Art Gallery

  • 1997 Exhibition of photographs of contemporary sculpture, New Art Centre, Roche Court

  • 1997–1999 Project grant from Hampshire County Council for 3 years to photograph Early churches in Hampshire

  • 1999 Exhibition of a selection of photographs of Early Churches in Hampshire, Winchester Cathedral

  • 2001 Exhibition of photographs of Historic Churches and Landscapes, Queen Elizabeth Country Park Centre

  • 2002 Photographs of Sculpture, Hampshire Sculpture Trust Gallery, Winchester

  • 2002–2003 Forest, The Winchester Gallery plus Southern Arts Touring Exhibition

  • 2004 Exhibition of photographs, Queen Elizabeth Country Park Centre

  • 2006 Places of Worship, exhibition of photographs of church interiors, Portsmouth Anglican Cathedral

  • 2006 At any time, The Winchester Gallery

  • 2008 A Walk Along Portsmouth Seafront, Photographs by Garrick Palmer 1970–2008. Arts Council Funded

Publications including photographs and commissions

  • 1995 Arts & Crafts in Architecture, Peter Davey, Phaidon Press

  • 1998 Eric Gill. The Sculptures, Judith Collins, Herbery Press

  • 1999 The Crafts in Britain in the 20th century, Tanya Harrod, Yale University Press

  • 2000 Ewen Henderson, Paintings, catalogue to accompany exhibitions, The Red Gallery Southsea and The London Institute Gallery

  • 2001 Ellis Palmer, Brooch Sculptures, private publication

  • 2002 New Vernacular Architecture, Vicky Richardson, Laurence King Publication

  • 2005 Maritime City: Portsmouth 1945–2005, Ray Riley, Sutton Publishing

  • 2001–2006 Commissioned to photograph the demolition of the site next to Pallant House and the building of the new Pallant House Gallery, Chichester

  • 2006 Photographs for Makoure Scott, 21st century works, Paul Holberton, New Zealand Embassy Publication, London

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