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2015 – I Don't Like Art

2019 – A Love of Many Things

Published statements and writings by the painter

1977 – Conversation Piece: Graham Crowley, Christopher Hamer, Arnolfini Review, Bristol, November-December


1984  – Alan Miller in conversation with Graham Crowley and Stephen Farthing, Alan Miller: selected paintings 1974-1984, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham. 


1984 – Artist’s statement, The Image as Catalyst: the younger generation of British figurative painters, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford


1986 – Interview, ‘Under the Shadow’, FIRES, London, 1 (summer 1986)


1987 – Artist’s statement, John Moores Liverpool Exhibition 15, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, Liverpool


1993 – Artist’s statement, Riverscape: four international artist residencies, River Trees, Cleveland, Cleveland Arts, Middlesbrough


1993 – Artist’s statement, John Moores Liverpool Exhibition 18, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool


1995 – Preface, A walk to the Marshes: paintings by Julian Perry, Austin/Desmond Fine Art, London


1998 – ‘Artist’s Eye: Graham Crowley’, Art Review, November


2006 – Artist’s statement, John Moores Liverpool Exhibition 24, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool


2008 – Foreword, Precious Things: a selection of contemporary painting, Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda, Ireland


2009 – Interview with John Reardon, ch-ch-ch-changes: interviews with artists who teach, Ridinghouse, London


Artist’s book and illustration editions


1983 – Cover drawing, Artscribe, 40 (April 1983)


1984 – Gogol’s The Overcoat: Drawings by G.N. Crowley, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London


1994 – Christopher Isherwood and Edward Upward, The Mortmere Stories, Enitharmon Press, London


1995 – Stuart Hood, Marquis de Sade for Beginners, Icon Books, London


One-man exhibition publications


1982 – Brandon Taylor, ‘Graham Crowley’s New Painting’, Graham Crowley: Paintings and drawings, AIR Gallery, London

1983 – Marco Livingstone, Graham Crowley: Home Comforts, Museum of Modern Art, Oxord


1984 – Martin Holman, Graham Crowley: Table Manners, Stephen Farthing: Humble Friends (exhibition guide), Edward Totah Gallery, London


1987 – William Feaver, ‘Foreword’, Graham Crowley: In Living Memory, Orchard Gallery, Derry


1991 – Graham Crowley: Somewhere Else, Edward Totah Gallery, London

1998 – Andrew Lambirth, Graham Crowley: The Flower Show, Lamont Gallery, London


2001 – Andrew Lambirth, Graham Crowley: Familiar Ground, Beaux Arts, London


2002 – Andrew Lambirth, ‘The Evolution of an Artist’, Graham Crowley: are you serious? Ipswich Borough Council


2002 – William Feaver, ‘New paintings’, Graham Crowley, Beaux Arts, London


2005 – John Slyce, ‘Sketches in Carberry: Graham Crowley’s Calligraphy in the landscape’, Graham Crowley, Beaux Arts, London


Selected books and publications


1978 – Ian Kirkwood, Graham Crowley: drawings and paintings (exhibition guide), Newcastle upon Tyne Polytechnic Art Gallery

1984 – Robert Ayers, Playing Live (exhibition catalogue), The Loseby Gallery, Leicester


1984 – Marco Livingstone, ‘Graham Crowley’, The Proper Study: Contemporary figurative paintings from Britain (exhibition catalogue), British Council, London


1987 – Sheena Wagstaff (ed.) Comic Iconoclasm (exhibition catalogue), Institute of Contemporary Arts, London


1987 – Brandon Taylor, ‘Critical Realism’, Critical Realism: Britain in the 1980s (exhibition catalogue), Nottingham Castle Museum


1988 – Teresa Gleadowe and Kim Winter (eds.) Cried and Whispers: new works for the British Council collection, British Council, London


1988 – Tony Godfrey, Figuring out the 80s (exhibition catalogue), Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne


1988 – Edward Lucie-Smith, Carolyn Cohen and Judith Higgins, The New British Painting, Phaidon Press, Oxford


1989 – Marco Livingstone, British figurative painters of the ’80s I, Kyoto Shoin International, Kyoto, Japan


1990 – Marco Livingstone, Pop Art: a continuing history, Thames and Hudson, London


1999 – Jane Sellars, The Flower Show: flowers in art and the 20th century (exhibition catalogue), Harewood Visual Arts, Leeds


2000 – Andrew Lambirth, Order and Event: Landscape Now (exhibition guide), Michael Richardson Contemporary Art/Art Space Gallery, London


2006 – Sara White Wilson, Table Manners: Graham Crowley in Stephen Farthing (ed.) 1001 Paintings you must see before you die, Cassell, London

2009 – Martin Holman, Graham Crowley (monograph) Lund Humphries, London

Selected articles and reviews


(London is place of publication unless stated otherwise)


‘Gallery guide’, Observer, 3 June 1979

William Feaver, ‘The Seal of Approval’, Observer, 15 July 1979

Christine Newton, ‘Modern Art: New Problems, The educational programme at MOMA’, Oxford Art Journal, 3 (October 1979)


William Feaver, ‘The Liverpool lottery’, Observer, 30 November 1980


William Feaver, ’81 for the road’, Observer, 12 April 1981


Richard Cork, ‘Inter-city dreamworld’, Evening Standard, 1 October 1981


William Feaver, ‘Evasive tactics’, Observer, 7 February 1982 J


ohn McEwen, ‘Dibbets, Crowley’, Art in America, New York, summer 1982


John Roberts, ‘Graham Crowley, AIR Gallery, London’, Aspects, 19 (summer 1982)


William Feaver, ‘Peep-shows from Paris’, Observer, 12 December 1982


Richard Cork, ‘Bird cure at the Brompton’, Evening Standard, 17 February 1983


Paul V. Kopeček, ‘Tolly Cobbold-Eastern Arts’, Aspects, 23 (summer 1983)


Marina Vaizey, ‘Picking up the pieces’, Sunday Times, 12 June 1983


Waldemar Januszczak, ‘A nasty shock for the still-life’, Guardian, 10 June 1983


William Feaver, ‘Boom and bust’, Observer, 12 June 1983


Robert Ayers, ‘Graham Crowley’, Artscribe, 40 (April 1983)


John McEwen, ‘Influenced’, Spectator, 30 July 1983

John McEwen, ‘A brush with the young masters’, Sunday Times Magazine, 23 October 1983


Robert Ayers, ‘”As of Now” at the Walker Art Gallery…’ Artscribe, 45 (February-April 1984)


William Feaver, ‘One True Faith’, Observer, 22 July 1984 Nigel Pillitt, ‘Graham Crowley: Nightlife’, City Limits, 22 July 1984


Tony Godfrey, ‘Graham Crowley and Stephen Farthing’, Art Monthly, November 1984


Adrian Lewis, ‘Graham Crowley and Stephen Farthing at Edward Totah’, Artscribe, 49 (November-December 1984)


E.H., ‘Graham Crowley, Totah-Stelling’, ARTnews, New York, summer 1986


William Feaver, ‘Mutation in the meadow’, Observer, 1 February 1987


William Feaver, ‘Comic-strip heroes’, Observer, 19th July 1987

Marina Vaizey, ‘The British scene shows signs of life’, Sunday Times, 11 October 1987


William Packer, ‘An idiosyncratic look at the one-man-show’, Financial Times, 13 October 1987


Brandon Taylor, ‘Graham Crowley’, Arts Review, 23 October 1987


‘First of a new generation’, Llandaff Gem, Wales, 21 November 1987


Judith Higgins, ‘Painted Dreams’, ARTnews, New York, February 1988


David Lee, ‘The state of modern art’, The Times, 16 June 1988


William Feaver, ‘London: Graham Crowley’, ARTnews, New York, March 1988


Marco Livingstone, ‘In Every Dream Home a Heartache’, Art & Design, IV, 9/10 (1988)


William Feaver, Graham Crowley, Modern Painters, II, 3 (autumn 1989)


William Feaver, ‘Women with gloves off’, Observer, 9 October 1989


William Feaver, ‘Sticks, stones and a few gems’, Observer, 9 June 1991


William Feaver, ‘If you go down to the woods today’, Observer Magazine, 1 September 1991


‘Battlings with the elements for the sake of art in Teeside’, Darlington and Stockton Times, 2 May 1992


Alison Ferst, ‘Essex man’s artistic brush with Cleveland’, Evening Gazette, Hartlepool, 27 March 1992


William Feaver, ‘Congratulations to a blotter on the landscape’, Observer, 24 October 1993


John McEwen, ‘Death by Diary Milk’, Sunday Telegraph, 3 July 1994


‘Lessons with Old Masters’, Hampstead and Highgate Express, 15 July 1994


Tim Hilton, ‘Some are more equal than others’, Independent on Sunday, 24 July 1994


Andrew Lambirth, ‘Graham Crowley’, Galleries, XIII, 1 (June 1995)


Nicholas Usherwood, ‘Graham Crowley’, Modern Painters, X, 2 (summer 1997)


William Feaver, ‘Emigrating to avoid your critics seems a little extreme’, Observer, 12 June 1997


John McEwen, ‘The poetic beauty of an unhinged gate’, Sunday Telegraph, 8 June 1997


John McEwen, ‘Remembering a Jekyll-and-Hyde’, Sunday Telegraph, 15 November 1998


Julian Perry, ‘Graham Crowley’, Galleries, XVIII, 9 (February 2001)


Craig Burnett, ‘Graham Crowley’, Modern Painters, XIV, 1 (spring 2001)


John McEwen, Painting is still not dead’, Sunday Telegraph, 19 May 2002


Rebecca Geldard, ‘Graham Crowley: Beaux Arts’, Time Out, 19 February 2003


Sue Hubbard, ‘Graham Crowley at Beaux Arts’, Independent, 14 March 2005


Vanessa Thorpe, ‘Low morale devastates art colleges’, Observer, 10 February 2008


Aidan Dunne, ‘Paintings to be seen in the flesh’, Irish Times, 1 October 2008


Carol Gilbert, ‘Graham Crowley speaks of his early determination to paint’, Southern Star, Skibbereen, Ireland, 7 February 2009

Aidan Dunne. Graham Crowley: A Love of Many Things, The Highlanes Municipal Art Gallery, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland. The Irish Times, 2 October 2019

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