Maurice Cockrill


Maurice Cockrill's first solo exhibition was held in 1984 in London. He rapidly established an international reputation, with subsequent solo exhibitions being held in Dusseldorf and, with Bernard Jacobson, in London and New York.


Cockrill was elected to the Royal Academy in 1999 and, between 2005 and 2011, was Keeper of the Royal Academy Schools. A full career retrospective was held at Durham Art Gallery in 2014, shortly after the artist's death. That year also saw the publication of a major monograph on Cockrill's life and works.


Cockrill was a Prize Winner in the John Moores Liverpool Exhibition in 1974. Subsequent awards include Arts Council of Great Britain, Flags and other Projects (prize winner); Royal Festival Hall (1977); Arts Council of Great Britain Major Award, which led to an extended visit to the United States (1977-78); and Arts Council of Great Britain Works of Art in Public Spaces (1978-9). He also received a British Council Award in 1985 and was shortlisted for the Jerwood Prize in 1994.