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Lewis Chamberlain was born in East Yorkshire in 1966.  After graduating from the Slade School of Art in 1988 he lived and worked in London until 2005 and is now based in East Sussex. He exhibited twice at the Guillaume Gallozzi Gallery in New York in the 1990’s and has since shown extensively in the UK.  He is primarily known for his detailed paintings and pencil drawings, often of children’s toys in domestic interiors, and as a portrait artist.  He is a Pollock-Krasner Award winner and a previous winner of the Discerning Eye Competition and has shown in six BP Portrait Awards.  He has been commissioned to produce art for a wide range of clients and his work is held in private and public collections in the UK and abroad.




‘Artists of Fame and Promise’ Summer show, Beaux Arts Bath

‘Still’, Beaux Arts Bath



Jerwood Drawing Prize – Jerwood Space, London

Columbia Threadneedle Prize – Mall Galleries, London


1993, 1998 – 2001, 2016      BP Portrait Award – National Portrait Gallery, London


2008 – 2015      London Art Fair – Islington, London



Royal Academy Summer Exhibition – Royal Academy of Arts, London



Childish Things – Andrews, Baselitz, Brassai, Chamberlain, Kertez, Moore, Rego, Weston – James Hyman Gallery, Saville Row, London



Paintings by Frank Auerbach, Tony Bevan, Lewis Chamberlain and Glenys Johnson – James Hyman Gallery, Masons Yard, London



Contemporary British Drawing – Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendall, Cumbria

Remaking Reality – Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge


1996      Drawing – Fine Art Society, New Bond Street, London (with Edmund Chamberlain)

1993      Guillaume Gallozzi Gallery, West Houston Street, New York (with Edmund Chamberlain)

1993      Piccadilly Gallery, Cork Street, London



2010      Lewis Chamberlain, The Hiding Place – James Hyman Gallery, Saville Row, London

2010      The Winter Visitor and Other Drawings – The Drawing Gallery, Shropshire

2007      Lewis Chamberlain, Things That Go – James Hyman Gallery, Saville Row, London

2004      Lewis Chamberlain, Recent Paintings and Drawings – James Hyman Gallery, Masons Yard, London

2002      Barings Bank, London

2001      Merchant Ivory Commission, New York

1991      Guillaume Gallozzi Gallery, New York



Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award, New York

First Prize (ING Barings) Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London

BP Portrait Award, Commended (twice) – National Portrait Gallery, London