Mark Lancaster (born 1938, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire) is a well-known painter, printmaker, set designer and teacher. He studied art at the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne 1961-65 under Richard Hamilton and at the Corsham Academy in Wiltshire 1966-68. He first visited New York City in 1964 where he made important contacts and worked briefly at The Factory, Andy Warhol’s studio. Mark Lancaster’s first solo show was at the Rowan Gallery in London 1965 and he showed again there regularly and at the Betty Parsons Gallery in NYC 1972 & 1974. In 1974 the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool held an exhibition of his work titled ‘Paintings Cambridge/New York’. Lancaster had moved permanently to the USA in 1973 and he acted as assistant to Jasper Johns 1974-85 and was also Resident Designer with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. His work is held in a number of public collections, including the Tate Gallery, Victoria & Albert Museum, Government Art Collection, British Council, Pallant House Gallery Chichester, Leeds Art Gallery, The Whitworth, and Museum of Modern Art, NYC. Mark Lancaster lives in Florida.