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Artist and teacher whose work could include bizarre and fantastic elements. He was born in Romford, Essex, and studied at St Martin’s School of Art, 1968–72, and Royal College of Art, 1972–5. Gained Arts Council awards in 1976–8. Crowley was artist-in-residence at St Edmund Hall, Oxford, 1982–3; was senior fellow in painting, South Glamorgan Institute of Higher Education, 1986–9; and in 1991–2 held the Riverscape International Drawing Residency, Cleveland. Became professor of painting at the Royal College of Art, 1998, having been head of fine art at City and Guilds of London Art School. Group shows included RA; John Moores Liverpool Exhibition on several occasions including 1987 when he was joint second prizewinner; Peter Moores Liverpool Project 7 As of Now, 1983–4; and Twinings Gallery, New York, 1985.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

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