Julie Held, RWS, LG NEAC (born 1958)
Colour is central to Julie Held’s practice, expressing the poignancy of her lifelong preoccupation with the powerful yet fragile cycle of life. She works variously from things observed, memory and imagination.
Julie Held studied at Camberwell School of Art (1977-81) and the Royal Academy Schools (1982-85). Her first solo shows were held at the City Library, Leipzig, and the Franz Kafka Gallery, Prague, both in 1998, and her first in London at the Boundary Gallery in 1999. Further solo shows include those, in London, at the Sternberg Centre (2001), Chelsea & Westminster Hospital Arts (2003), Eleven Spitalfields (2014), The London Jewish Cultural Centre (2015), Mercer Chance Gallery (2017); and in Leipzig at Deutsche Telecom University (2003), Galerie Sud (2009).
Julie is an elected member of the Royal Watercolour Society, the London Group, the New English Art Club and the Arborealists. She teaches at the Royal Drawing School.
Her work is held in numerous public collections, including The Ben Uri Gallery & Museum; Nuffield College, Oxford University; New Hall, Cambridge University; The Open University; The Ruth Borchard Collection; and the Tomas Choir School (Leipzig).