Graham Metson was born and grew up in London, England and studied at the College of St. Mark St. John in London in the 1950’s. Metson is a colourist and figure painter following an English tradition; but his work is also rooted in abstract expressionism.
He has had a long and prolific artistic career, having exhibited widely since the 1960’s. In 1972, Metson came to Nova Scotia to teach at NSCAD and in 1986, he moved to Montreal where he taught at Concordia University for 18 years. Metson now lives in Prince Edward County, Ontario, 120 K east of Toronto, Ontario where he has his studio.
Metson’s work is held in private, corporate and public collections in the United Kingdom, the United States and in Canada including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, University of London, UK, Carleton University, Ottawa, Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredericton and the Dalhousie University Art Gallery.