Raymond Higgs

1940                                 Born Carlisle

1956-61                         Studied, Carlisle College of Art. Painting N.D.D.

1961-64                         Studied painting, R A. Schools Dip R.A.S.

1962                                 1st Landseer Prize & Silver Medal, Eric Kennington Drawing Prize

1963                                  Richard Jack Prize, Royal Sovereign Drawing Prize

1965                                  Rome & Abbey Minor Scholarship in Painting

1967-2017                    Lived and worked in Cumbria

1985                                  Northern Arts Purchase Award

Group Shows

1977                                  Northern Art Exhibition, Shipley Art Gallery

1983                                  Disarming Art. Newcastle upon Tyne

1985                                  Double Elephant Prints. P.M.C. The Barbican

1986                                  Print 86. The Barbican

1986                                  Fourth National Exhibition of British Prints

1987                                  Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool

1987                                  Better Halves The Gallery Downstairs, Burnley

1987                                  Northern Print’s 87. Edinburgh College of Art

1989                                  From Woodcut to Computer. The Royal Festival Hall

1990                                  20/20 Vision The Tall House. London

1990                                  Mini Print International 10. Cadaques, Barcelona, Spain

1990                                  Northern Printmaking. Billingham Art Gallery

1991                                  The Art of the Printmaker, The Royal Festival Hall

1991                                  Print Europe, Barbican

1992                                  The Western Bank Show, Wigton

1992                                  Terrain. Isis Gallery, Melmerby, Penrith

1993                                  Mini Print International 13. Cadaques, Barcelona, Spain

1996                                  The 3rd Kochi International Triennial Exhibition of Prints, Kochi, Japan

2000                                  20 Artists from 20 Years, Linton Court Gallery, Settle, North Yorks.

2004                                  Lessedra Third World Art Print Annual, Sofia, Bulgaria

2007                                  Scottish Printmakers Summer Show

2008                                  Lessedra 7th Mini Print Annual, Sofia, Bulgaria

2008                                  Printmaker’s Printmaker, Printfest 2008, Ulverston, Cumbria

2010                                  The First Open International Contemporary Print Competition, Cornwall

2011                                  The Second Open International Contemporary Print Competition, Cornwall

2008-2017                    Printfest, Ulverston, Cumbria

One Man Shows

1979                                  Royal Academy Schools

1980                                  Carlisle Museum and Art Gallery

Non Visual Pattern Paintings & Prints 1973-80

1981                                  Lowes Court Gallery, Egremont. Etchings 1963-81

1982                                  Dundas Gallery, Carlisle. Etchings

1983                                  Gallery 213, Queen Mary College. London

Non Visual Pattern Paintings & Prints 1973-81

1984                                  Gallery 7, Newcastle upon Tyne. Relief Prints

1985                                  The Crescent, Scarborough. Relief Prints

1985                                  D.L.l. Museum, Durham. Lino Reduction Prints

1985                                  Whitehaven Museum. Lino Reduction Printing

1987                                  Abbot Hall Museum & Art Gallery, Kendal. Lino Reduction Prints

1987                                  Carlisle Museum & Art Gallery. Lino Reduction Prints

1987                                  Lowes Court Gallery. Egremont. Lino Reduction Prints

1987                                  The Central Space. London. Lino Reduction Prints

1988                                  Van Mildert College. Durham

1989                                  Grundy Art Gallery. Blackpool

1995                                  Clayton Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne. Wood Engravings

1998                                  Gracefield Cafe, Dumfries, Wood Engravings

1998                                  Linton Court Gallery, Settle North Yorks. Wood Engravings

1998                                  Lowes Court Gallery. Egremont. Wood Engravings

1999                                  Arts Centre Washington, Tyne & Wear. Continuous Line, Corners and Enclosures, Retrospective

2001                                  Printmaker of the Month. Wrexham Arts Centre, Wrexham

2002                                  The Harley Gallery, Welbeck, Worksop

2004                                  Coffee Shop Abbot Hall, Kendal. Blocks

2013                                  Coffee Shop Abbot Hall, Kendal. Constructs

Public Collections Include

Northern Arts                                                 Abbot Hall Picture Loan                                                Aldi Stores Ltd. Neston, Cheshire

Carlisle Public Library                                Paintings in Hospitals (South)                                    Motorola Ltd

Fylde Arts Association                               Carlisle Museum & Art Gallery                                 B.I.C.C. Ltd

Paintings in Hospitals (North)                Victoria and Albert Museum Library