Now representing: Mick Rooney RA

Bridgeman Images is now representing Mick Rooney RA for copyright, reproduction and licensing


Mick Rooney RA (b.1944) is an English painter known for his imaginative story paintings.

Rooney's work explores the inner mythologies, neurosis, dreams and secrets of modern society.  His paintings are inspired by everyday life and his travels around the world. 


The Studio, 1997 (oil on canvas),  Michael Rooney (b.1944) / Private Collection


Born is Surrey in 1944, Rooney studied at Sutton and Wimbledon Colleges of Art, the Royal College of Art and The British School in Rome. He has had numerous solo and joint exhibitions across Europe and the US.  


Metamorphosis, Kafka: Gregor's Father Attacks (oil on canvas), Michael Rooney (b.1944) / Private Collection


Throughout his career he has taught at various art colleges across the UK and was also the Head of Painting at the Royal Academy Schools. He was elected Royal Academician in 1991 and in 2001 was elected to the Royal Society of Painters and Printmakers.


Children's Dream Parade, 1987 (oil on canvas), Michael Rooney (b.1944) / Private Collection


His commissioned works include a wall mosaic for a new Basilica in Nazareth, Israel, a painting in honour of The Financial Times centenary in 1988, a poster for London Underground and a tapestry commissioned by TSB for Birmingham Headquarters. He also has work in the private collections of HM Queen Elizabeth II, Sir Paul McCartney and Royal College of Art.


See all images by Mick Rooney RA on the Bridgeman website available for licensing.


Bridgeman Artists' Copyright Service

Mick Rooney RA joins a distinguished list of artists and artists’ estates to have appointed the Bridgeman Artists’ Copyright Service including Lucian Freud and Stanley Spencer. 

Even if the image is not held by Bridgeman, copyright can still be cleared.

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