Michael Oelman was born in Llandudno, Wales, in 1941.
1960 to 1964
Michael studied fine art at Reading University graduating with a B.A.Hons.(Fine Art).
1964 to 1965
He then studied etching and lithography at the Central and Slade Schools of Art (part-time).
Michael was awarded a French Government Scholarship to study at at S. W. Hayter’s in Paris
Lecturer in Printmaking at Doncaster College of Art, Yorkshire, and his work handled exclusively by Gorner & Millard Art Gallery. His work was later also handled by Anderson O’Day and Christies Contemporary Arts.
During the early 1970s he was an artist at New Crane Studio, Wapping, London.
Since 1979 he has lived in Suffolk, England working from his own studio.
Between 1962 and 1966 Michael received the following awards:
1962 Henry and Mary Williams Memorial Prize
1963 David Murray Landscape Award
Royal Academy Summer Bursary
Oldham City Art Gallery
Compendium Art Gallery, Birmingham
Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol
Gorner & Millard, London
British Council, Aberdeen, Athens and Australia
Stedalijk Museaum, Holland
Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool
Art for Schools, London
Imperial College, London
Art for Schools, Belfast
The Yarrow Gallery, Oundle
Michael’s work is also to be found in most educational loan collections in Britain as well as the following galleries and museums:
Victoria & Albert Museum, London
British Museum, London
Tate Gallery, London
Hove Museum and Art Gallery
Stoke-on-Trent Education Committee
Victoria Art Gallery, Bath
South London Art Gallery
Northern Ireland Arts Council
Public Art Galleries in Doncaster, Hull, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Sheffield, Keighley, Dudley, Aberdeen, Bath, Bolton, Brtighton, Exeter, Hereford, Middlesborough, Northampton, Oldham, Sunderland, Warwick, Worcester and Wigan