Ian McKeever was born 1946, Withernsea, England. His first exhibition was in 1971 when he was invited to participate in an exhibition of SPACE artists in Berlin. Through this contact he began lecturing at the Slade School of Fine Art, London. Since then he has taught extensively in Great Britain, Germany and the USA. He is currently Visiting Professor in Painting at the Faculty of Art and Architecture at the University of Brighton and Professor of Drawing at the Royal Academy School of Arts in London. In 2003 he was elected a Royal Academician. McKeever has written numerous texts and essays on art, including Black and White and How to Paint with a Hammer in 1982, Thoughts on Emil Nolde in 1996 and In Praise of Painting, three essays in 2005.
Ian McKeever lives and works in Dorset, England