Rodney Gladwell (1928-1979) was a well-known painter who came to prominence in the late 1950s and the 1960s. He was born at Didcot in Oxfordshire and studied art at Atelier Colarossi in Paris 1949-50. In 1958 he represented Great Britain in the important Hamburg Exhibition in Germany. He also exhibited at a number of London galleries including Archer Gallery, O’Hana Gallery, Piccadilly Gallery, Molton Gallery, in Paris, and later in life in Zurich. During the 1960s he was commissioned to paint extensive murals for Sussex University and for the Georgian Club in London. A retrospective exhibition was held at the University of Sussex 1962-63. Later in life he made extensive journeys to work in Japan, Africa, and in North and South America. His work is represented in a number of public collections including The Arts Council Collection; Ben Uri Gallery & Museum; Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne; University of Sussex; and the University of Johannesburg. In 2016 a book was published by Hatje Cantz Publishing with text by Jens Neubert on Gladwell’s life and work titled: Rodney Gladwell: Gods Go Running: (1928-1979).