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Painter and teacher, born in Epsom, Surrey. He studied at Sutton Schoolof Art, 1959-62, Wimbledon Scool of Art 1962-4, and Royal College of Art 1964-7. He won the Rome Scholarship, attending British School in Rome from 1967-8. From then until 1982 he taught at various art colleges, in 1983 being artist-in-residence at Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne. Among his prized were Calouste Gulbenkian printmakers’ Awrd, 1984; John Player Portrait award, 1985; and Korn/Ferry International Premier Award at RA Summer Exhibition, 1989. The faded cafe scenes and brilliantly coloured crowd scened led to Rooney’s work being described by one critic as “successive volumes of the human comedy”. Rooney took part in numerous group exhibitions from Young Contemporaries in the 1960s...

The Magic Moth - Mick Rooney

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OSBORNE SAMUEL GALLERY is one of London’s leading galleries, long established in the heart of Mayfair. The gallery began as Berkeley Square Gallery and became Osborne Samuel when Peter Osborne and Gordon Samuel joined forces. The gallery specialises in Modern British Painting and Sculpture and has a high reputation for the quality of its exhibitions and publications. Expand...

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