Reginald Gardner was born in Prestwich in 1948. Art the age of 12 he won his first art competition in the Manchester Evening News .
In 1962, at the age of fourteen, Reginald won a scholarship to the High School of Art in Manchester.
He went on to continue teaching himself and studying the works of Old Masters in local art galleries, and has painted professionally since his first exhibition in the Colin Jellicoe Gallery in Manchester in 1969.
His work can now be found in many private collections and he has has past successes in London galleries. His work can be found in such places as Russia and America.
Between 1973 and 1980 he mounted several one-man shows in venues like Stockport Art Gallery, Rivington Great House, The Barbican and the National Theatre in London.
Large format versions of the pictures illustrated here and a full gallery of other artwork can be found on his own website at:
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