Professor Maurice Cockrill, RA, is a Hartlepool-born painter who spent the bulk of his early years as a artist in Liverpool teaching at the Liverpool College of Art and Liverpool Polytechnic.
Maurice Cockrill was a central figure in Liverpool’s artistic scene, regularly exhibiting at the Walker Art Gallery, before his departure for London in 1982.
Maurice Cockrill has enjoyed a reputation as an artist of great versatility. His early work was dominated by Pop and Photo-Realist styles, but he later he moved towards Romantic Expressionism, as was shown in his major retrospective at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool in 1995. His work is constantly evolving.
He has had solo exhibitions around the world and his work hangs in a number of important public collections
He is currently the Keeper of the Royal Academy, and as such manages the RA Schools of the Establishment as well as being a member of the Board and Executive Committee.