Billy Childish  (British, 1959) 

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Billy Childish, the threshold of the invisible

 

Billy Childish
the threshold of the invisible
2012

Lehmann Maupin
Billy Childish, Rowers (version y) (Oyster Catchers, Thames Estuary 1932)

 

Billy Childish
Rowers (version y) (Oyster Catchers, Thames Estuary 1932)
2012

Lehmann Maupin
Billy Childish, Woman Leaning Against Handmade Gate

 

Billy Childish
Woman Leaning Against Handmade Gate
2012

Lehmann Maupin
Billy Childish, Man and Woman Leaning on Boom (Oyster Catchers, Thames Estuary 1932)

 

Billy Childish
Man and Woman Leaning on Boom (Oyster Catchers, Thames Estuary 1932)
2012

Lehmann Maupin
Billy Childish, Billy & Doll

 

Billy Childish
Billy & Doll
Peter Harrington
Billy Childish, Medway Swimming Club

 

Billy Childish
Medway Swimming Club
2007

Brandler Galleries
Billy Childish, Wild Billy Childish & The Musicians of The British Empire

 

Billy Childish
Wild Billy Childish & The Musicians of The British Empire
2010

Skot Foreman Fine Art
Billy Childish, Drummer

 

Billy Childish
Drummer
1968

Brandler Galleries
Billy Childish, Untitled

 

Billy Childish
Untitled
2010

Skot Foreman Fine Art
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Billy Childish, Despair

 

Billy Childish
Despair, 1985
oil on board

 

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Billy Childish, The Bitter Cup

 

Billy Childish
The Bitter Cup, 2004
oil on canvas

 

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Billy Childish, The Kiss

 

Billy Childish
The Kiss, 2000
oil

 

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  He left Secondary education at 16 an undiagnosed dyslexic. Refused an interview at the local art school he entered the Naval Dockyard at Chatham as an apprentice stonemason. During the following six months (the artist's only prolonged period of employment), he produced some six hundred drawings in 'the tea huts of hell.' On the basis of this work he was accepted into St Martin's School of Art to study painting. However, his acceptance was short-lived and before completing the course he was expelled. Childish then spent some 12 years 'painting on the dole', developing his own highly personal writing style and producing his art independently.