b. 1920 As a distinguished member of the Royal Academy, Bernard Dunstan's work is well-known and well-respected amongst his peers and the art world alike. His harmonious use of colour is effective in evoking the ambiance of his subjects. Dunstan studied at the Byam Shaw School of Art in 1939 before progressing to the Slade School of Fine Art, London from 1939 until 1941. He went on to teach at various prestigious art schools in the UK, including the Camberwell School of Art and the West of England School of Art in Bristol. Dunstan exhibits annually in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, having been elected a Royal Academician in 1968. He was also the President of the Royal West of England Academy from 1979 to 1984. His writings on art have been published, including the titles 'Learning to Paint' (1970) and 'Painting Methods of the Impressionists' (1976) and have been an influence in art schools.