Born in 1941, Brendan Neiland is a painter whose main subject is the cityscape, citing the work of Fernand Leger as a key inspiration.

Exhibitions of Neiland’s work were held at the University of Brighton Gallery in 1994 and 1997. Publications while associated with Brighton include, ‘Listening to the Light the art of Brendan Neiland’ by Michael Tucker (1993), and he produced work based on the city during the 90s. He was Professor of Painting at University of Brighton between 1996 and 1998.

His education was with the Birmingham College of Art and Royal College of Art, London, from which he was awarded the silver medal in 1969. He won the John Moore’s Prize in 1978 and was elected fellow of the Royal Society of Painters and Etchers in 1988. Elected a Royal Academician in 1992 and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 1996, he was Professor of Painting at the University of Brighton before moving to become Keeper of the Royal Academy Schools until 2004.