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Exhibitions // Coming up // John Sweeney and Peter Peterson
2 July

John Sweeney and Peter Peterson



Elected to the Royal Society of British Artists in 1978, he became the RBA’s Vice-President.

Solo exhibitions have been held at the Mall Galleries, London, winning numerous prestigious art awards, including the De Laszlo Medal in 1994 and the Guilders Workshop Prize at the Discerning Eye exhibition in 1997.  

His work has been shown abroad in the USA, Bermuda and Hong Kong.


A former student of Peter Peterson, John has exhibited regularly at the Mall Galleries, through the New English and the RBA Societies’ Open Exhibitions, and The Royal Academy Summer Show. Solo exhibitions have been at the Neville Gallery, Canterbury. Recently, John exhibited at RBA Spring Open 2018, and St. Ives, Cornwall, Spring and Summer Exhibition 2018.

 John’s work has sold not only in the UK, but also in America and Hong Kong .



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