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BIOGRAPHY

William was born in 1933 the eldest son Henry Selby a Yorkshire coal miner. He has painted in his spare time throughout a varied career that has included Coal Mining, National Service, Engineering and Insurance. He now paints professionally in oils, watercolour, acrylic and mixed media. His best known subjects include still life, musicians and dramatic and highly personal depictions of his native Yorkshire landscape.


EXHIBITS INCLUDE:

Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts

The Royal Institute of Oil Painters

The Royal Water Colour Society

The Royal Society of British Artists

The New English Art Club – Recent Prize Winner


ELECTED:

Member of Royal Institute of Oil Painters in 1982

Associate Member of the Royal Water Colour Society in 1989, Fellow Elect 1992

Associate Member of the Royal Society of British Artists in 1989, Full Member 1992

Member of New English Art Club in 1994


AWARDS:

Christine Leger Award at Royal Institute of Oil Painters 1989 and 1991

Chris Beetles Award at Royal Watercolour Society Open in1986

Cornellisen Award, Royal Institute of Oil Painters, 1990

Prize Winner at Manchester Academy Open

Le Clare Fowle Medal, Royal Institute of Oil Painters, 1994

Granada Award, Manchester Academy, 1995

N.S. Macfarlane Charitable Trust Award at The Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts

Llewellyn Alexander Award, NEAC 1995