Gideon Summerfield

  • Alumni, 2017


Gideon Summerfield is 22 and the first graduate of the Royal Drawing School’s Young Artists Programme to join The Drawing Year: he credits the School for much of his success to date. Gideon graduated from Cardiff School of Art and Design with a First Class Honours in Illustration. He continues to pursue his interest in reportage illustration, with a particular focus on the current refugee crisis; as well as developing his portrait practice. In 2017 Gideon won the Hermione Hammond Drawing Award and in 2018 he will travel to Braemar, Scotland to complete a commission for Hauser & Wirth; he has been asked to do a series of portraits of residents living in the village.