Tess Jaray was born in Vienna, in 1937, and studied at the Slade School of Fine Art, where she subsequently taught for many years.
In 1960 she was awarded the Abbey Minor travelling scholarship to Italy, and the French Government scholarship. She had her first individual exhibition of paintings at the Grabowski Gallery in 1963, and since then has exhibited regularly in Britain and abroad.
Her public solo exhibitions include the Whitechapel Gallery in 1973, The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, in 1984, and the Serpentine gallery, London, in 1988. Collections
include the British Museum, the Arts Council, the V & A Museum and Tate Gallery, London. Her public
commissions include Centenary Square,Birmingham, Wakefield Cathedral Precinct, and the forecourt for the New British Embassy in Moscow.
2010, Elected Royal Academician.
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signed in pencil with the dedication: 'only one wish for you both - happiness'
Tess Jaray ‘70
image 430 x 835mm
frame 520 x 910mm