June Berry

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June Berry, RWS, RE (born 10 August 1924) is a British artist, originally from Melbourne, Derbyshire, United Kingdom.[1]

June Berry studied painting at the Slade School of Fine Art, London. She has had nineteen solo exhibitions including a retrospective at the Bankside Gallery, London in 2002. Her paintings have been exhibited frequently at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London since 1952. June Berry was Vice-President of the Royal Watercolour Society from 2001 to 2004.

Her work is included in the collections of HM the Queen, the British Government Art Collection, the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, the National Museum of Wales, the Royal West of England Permanent Collection, the Graphothek, Berlin, Germany and the All Union Society of Bibliophiles, Moscow, Russia. Her work has also been purchased by many private collectors in the UK, USA, Germany and Russia. She is a Member of the Royal Watercolour Society, the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers, the New English Art Club and is a Royal West of England Academician.

Kate Nelson in the Eastern Daily Press relates how June Berry "wowed judges of a national competition" in 2008 when she was a finalist in The Sunday Times watercolour competition of that year.[2] She was also a highly commended finalist in the Sunday Times competition in 2011. She is described in an article by Pat Harvey in The Artist "as one of the treasures of British contemporary art".[3]


  1. ^ "Berry June, RWA (emeritus)". http://www.rwa.org.uk. Royal West of England Academy. Retrieved 21 January 2015.  External link in |website= (help)
  2. ^ Nelson, Kate (10 September 2008 Eastern Daily Press)
  3. ^ Harvey, Pat (August 2010) "June Berry". The Artist pp 20–22

External links[edit]

  • [1] June Berry RWS, RE - official website
  • [2] June Berry RWS - Royal Watercolour Society website
  • [3] June Berry, Royal West of England Academician - Royal West of England Academy website
  • [4] June Berry, Member, New English Art Club - New English Art Club (NEAC) website
  • [5] A Year in the Life of the Royal Albert Hall - An Exhibition by the Royal Watercolour Society - 23 April-7 June 2011 - Brochure, "Le Cirque Du Soleil", page 19.