Elected to the Society 2007
Ralph Wardle was born at Skellow, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, May 17th 1939. He commenced art training in 1955 at Doncaster College of Art, followed in 1956 by Special Art Exhibition under Maurice de Sausmerez, Head of Fine Art, University of Leeds. In 1956 he was Sunday Pictorial National Exhibition of Children’s Art First Prize Winner, 1956 University of London Slade School, studying etching under Anthony Gross. In 1960 he was awarded London University Diploma in Fine Art, followed by a Robert Ross scholarship from Slade School.
From 1960-1989 he taught Art in secondary schools and Adult Education Classes.
1956 Arts Review Front Cover Lead Article
1989 Royal Academy Illustrated
2006 National Society of Painters, Sculptors and print makers. Associate member Oct 2006.
2007 Judge for the South Yorkshire Open Exhibition, Cooper Gallery, Barnsley.
One Man Exhibitions
1975 Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery organised with the support of the Yorkshire Arts Association.
2006 Cooper Gallery, Barnsley – woodcuts – landscapes (corridor area)
2006 Cooper Gallery, Barnsley – Contemporary Lino and Woodcuts from 3 Printmakers: Phillip Elliston, Graham Firth, Ralph Wardle
2008 The New English Art Club Federation of British Artists, Mall Gallery, London
2009 By Invitation, Lowes Court Gallery, Print Exhibition, Egremont
2010 The Lake Artists Summer Exhibition, Grasmere Hall,Cumbria
2011 The Lake Artists Summer Exhibition, Grasmere Hall,Cumbria
2011 Artists Making Prints Bite, Contemporary Printmaking Exhibition Federation of British Artists, Mall Galleries, London
2011 High Cup Winery Art At the Winery 3rd Summer Exhibition, Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria
2013 The Lake Artists Summer Exhibition, Grasmere Hall,Cumbria