John Walker ( b.1939, Birmingham lives and works in Boston, USA.) Walker studied at the Moseley School of Art and later the Birmingham School of Art (1956–1960) where he also taught. He won the 1976 John Moores Painting Prize, was nominated for the Turner Prize in 1985 and is currently the head of the graduate painting program at Boston University, USA. He represented the United Kingdom at the 36th Venice Biennale (1972) and solo exhibitions of his work have been organized by the Hayward Gallery, London (1964); the Museum of Modern Art, New York (1978) and Tate Gallery, London (1985). His work is in major collections and institutions around the world, including the British Museum, the Art institute of Chicago, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and the Scottish National Gallery.