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Alan Rankle, born in Oldham, Lancashire, England in 1952. He studied at Rochdale School of Art and Goldsmiths' College, University of London. His first exhibition, held at the institute of Contemporary Arts, London, was a multi-media performance/installation based on Chaucer's The Pardonner's Tale since which time he has worked in painting, printmaking, photography, and video art as well as curating an ongoing series of museums and gallery exhibitions featuring significant international artists.
Alan Rankle’s work focuses on the development of landscape art as a concept related to changes in attitude towards the environment. In recent years he has produced several major series of paintings: Formal Concerns, Gates to the Garden, Running from the House and Wilderness Approaching in which his preoccupation with revitalising the tradition of landscape art within the context of our post-industrial world is developed.
There have been two major retrospective surveys of his work at Gallery Oldham, Manchester and at Fondazione Stelline in Milan.
Recent commissions include a suite of eight paintings for an island resort in the Venice Lagoon created by the architect Matteo Thun and important installations in public buildings in London, Paris, and The Hague.
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