Bernard Cheese- artist


Bernard Cheese was the other half of one of “Blondes” favourite artists - Sheila Robinson , and those of you who follow us will know what great fans we are of her work. We do however , have a deep affection for all of the Great Bardfield artists and Bernard is one of the great print makers of all time . He was born in Sydenham in 1925 and trained at the Beckenham School of Art. After four years in the army, he attended the Royal College of Art from 1947-50. Here he studied under Edward Bawden, John Nash and Edwin La Dell. La Dell in particular influenced Bernard Cheese and his use of lithography.

From 1950-68, he taught printmaking at St Martin’s School of Art, and during this time had some successful exhibitions with Zwemmer Gallery. He was also Senior Lecturer at Goldsmith’s College, London 1970-78 and taught part-time at Central School of Art and Crafts 1980-89. In 1998 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers.

His work in in many public collections and he has had many very successful shows.