Roger Cole

I have been working across the disciplines of many aspects of art throughout my entire life. With early experiences of training in the arts at Bretton Hall in the West Riding of Yorkshire, this was followed by a further period at Birmingham College of Art. I then won a scholarship to work in the Picasso Potteries at Antibes in the South of France.

Following my early training, I fulfilled a number of teaching posts at Primary, Secondary and Tertiary levels and then was appointed to Bishop Grosseteste Teacher Training College in Lincoln. At this time I also began a research degree in Fine Art at Nottingham University and subsequently published my first book on the life and work of Henri Gaudier Brzeska.

Also at this time, I opened a picture restoration workshop and quickly built up a large clientele including Galleries in London. Continuing research into the authentication of various works of art led me to write additional books, catalogue exhibitions both in England and Scotland, and advise on the acquisition of particular pictures and other works of art for National collections. Today I coordinate a very busy restoration workshop and am currently completing my latest book 'No Stone Unturned: The Life and Work of Henri Gaudier-Brzeska' which will be published later this year [date to be announced].