Curriculum Vitae & Exhibitions


1935 Born Nantwich, Cheshire
1956-60 Studied BA (Hons) Fine Art, King's College, University of Durham
1961-84 Taught Sculpture at Sunderland and Wolverhampton Colleges
1985-Present Full time practising artist 1985

Founder member and a Vice President of BAMS and of the International Art Medal Federation.

Exhibited extensively in solo and group exhibitions in the UK and abroad.
Venues have included :

  • Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle Upon Tyne; Molton Gallery, London; Ikon Gallery, Birmingham; Usher Gallery, Lincoln; Crane Kalman Gallery; London, Usher Gallery, Lincoln; Tettenhall Gallery, Wolverhampton; Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Carlisle City Museum & Art Gallery, Abbot Hall Gallery, Kendal; National Gallery of Wales, Ceolfrith Gallery, Sunderland; Chesil Gallery, Portland; The Model House, Llantrisant, Wales; Simmons Gallery, London; Royal Academy Summer Exhibitions, London.
  • Medallic work has been regularly include in the Bi-annual exhibitions of FIDEM and shown in London, Stockholm, Helsinki, The Hague, Paris, Weimar, Neuchatel, Budapest, Florence, Lisbon, Seixal and Colorado Springs.

A major retrospective was held at the Royal Coin Cabinet of Sweden in 2004.

Work is in many international public and private collections and commissioned medals undertaken for private and public clients including The Royal Mint and The British Museum.

Many articles written by Dutton have appeared in The Medal, the journal of the British Art Medal Society and critiques and comment on his work have been included in many other journals.

Particularly comprehensive publications have been: The Art of the Medal, Mark Jones, British Museum Publications, 1980. Circles in Bronze, A survey of work 1964 -1992, Wolverhampton Art Gallery 1992. Ron Dutton, A life making marks, Frances Simmons, Simmons Gallery, London 1999 and Ron Dutton - From Landscape to Lunarscape, Marie-Astrid Voisin, The Royal Coin Cabinet, Sweden, 2004.