1976-79: Chelsea School of Art: 2:1 BA Hons. Fine Art Painting
1979-82: Royal Academy Schools: Post Graduate Diploma, Painting.
1995-96: Morley College Etching Course.
2004-05: City & Guilds Adult Education Teacher Training Cert. Level 4.

Michael Sangster is a featured artist with Michael Harding Oil Colours


Royal Academy Schools Prize for Landscape Drawing, 1982.
Royal Academy Schools Prize for Anatomical Drawing, 1982.
Shortlisted for John Player Portrait Award, 1984.
Shortlisted for Curwen Gallery Prize for Figurative Painting, 2014.


2016 Art Workers Guild Auction Exhibition, 17th September to 31st October, Art Workers Guild, 6 Queen Square, London WC1.
2016 Canvas for Youth Group Exhibition, 12th to 16th July, Mid-Cheshire College, Hartford. Curated by Rowena Ferguson.
2016 Royal Society of British Artists Annual Exhibition, 17 March to 2 April, Mall Galleries, London SW1.
2014 Curwen Gallery Prize for Figurative Painting Exhibition, 8-29 October, Curwen Gallery, Windmill Street, Fitzrovia, London.
2014 Open Eye Gallery Summer Exhibition, 19 July - 4 August, Open Eye Gallery, Abercromby Place, Edinburgh.
2013 ‘In the Realm of Perception’, Solo Show, Gallery27, Cork Street, London W1, 22–27 April.
2012 Art Workers Guild, London Open House Drawing Exhibition, The Art Workers Guild, 6 Queen Square, London.
2007 07JOZE SHOW, Group Exhibition Curated by Kapil Jariwala, Accolds Farm, Petworth, Sussex.
2006 Chappell Galleries, Essex, Group Show, ‘Roderick Barrett & his Students.’
2005 ‘A Brush with Words’, Martins Gallery International Fine Art, Cheltenham, Collaborative Exhibition of Poets & Painters.
2004 ‘20th Century Perspectives’, Burlington Fine Art, London W1.
2002 ‘Serious Pleasure’, Selected RASA Artists, Centro Modigliani, Florence, Italy.
1998 Royal Academy Schools Alumni Exhibition, Royal Academyof Arts, London W1.
1997 Group Show, ‘The Wabe’, London NW3.
1997 New English Art Club, Mall Galleries, London.
1996 ‘Artists for Nuclear Disarmament’ 4th National Art Exhibition, Exhibition Hall, Swiss Cottage Library, London.
1996 ‘On the Line’, Drawing Exhibition, Blackfriars Arts Centre, Boston, Lincs.
1996 ‘March 96’, Group Show, Newman House, Richmond.
1995 Group Show, Mark Balakjan’s Printmakers, Lauderdale House, Highgate, London.
1989 The Spectator and Adam & Company: ‘An Artist’s Life’, Spink & Son, London.
1987 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. Royal Academy of Arts, London.
1987 Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts Exhibition, McClellan Galleries, Glasgow.
1987 Druce ‘Constable’ Exhibition, Camden Arts Centre, London.
1987 New English Art Club, Mall Galleries, London.
1984 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London.
1984 John Player Portrait Award Exhibition, National Portrait Gallery. London.
1982 Christies Inaugural: ‘The Pick of New Graduate Art’, Christies, London.
1981 Cleveland 5th International Drawing Biennale, Touring Exhibition.

Portrait Commissions

Canon Reginald Askew, Dean of King’s College, London.
Miss Anna Mitchell.
Mr John Anderton, Director of BASC. OBE. VRD.
Mrs Christine Andrews.
The Hon. Justice A. Fatayi-Williams.
Mrs Phillippa Mitchell.
The Rev. Andrew Manson-Brailsford.


Subject: Symbolism & Iconography in Renaissance Paintings.
Venues: Royal Academy of Arts, 2000.
Centro D’Arte Modigliani, Florence 2002.
Clarendon Gallery, Holland Park, London, 2003.
Radlett Arts centre, 2008.

Positions Held

1999-2003 Chairman of Royal Academy Schools Alumni Association.
2002 Curator/Catalogue Designer, ‘Serious Pleasure’ RASA Exhibition, Centro d’Arte Modigliani, Florence, Italy.
2003-2005 Art History & Special needs Art Teacher, Hounslow Adult Ed.
2005 Curator/Catalogue Designer, ‘A Brush with Words’ RASA Exhibition, Martins Gallery International Fine Art, Cheltenham.
2012 Elected member of the Art Worker’s Guild.

Work in Public Collections

Jack Franklin Memorial Trust Collection, Wellholme Galleries, Grimsby.

Experience Abroad

1982-1983 One year’s residence in Italy, Anticolli Corrado, near Rome. Plein-air & studio painting, museum study.
2002 One month’s residence in Florence as exhibition curator for Royal Academy Schools Alumni Association.