Alan Salisbury was born in Preston, Lancashire and studied painting at Manchester and Liverpool Colleges of Art and the Royal College of Art, London. He has lived in Wales since 1974 working at the University of Glamorgan where he was Principal Lecturer in Painting and Field Leader in Arts and Media. He has now left to concentrate on his own artistic practice although he maintains contact with the University as an External Fellow. He has exhibited widely throughout the UK, in Europe and the USA. In 2005 he was awarded Joint First Prize in the Liverpool School of Art Alumni Open Competition. In 2008 he was awarded First Prize (£15.000) in the Wales Portrait Award Two Competition.
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