Henry Kondracki RSA was born in Edinburgh but having been rejected from his local art school, he went to London to study at the Byam Shaw School of Art (1981 - 1982), and then at the Slade School of Art (1982 - 1986). He has won the Cheltenham Drawing Prize, the Hunting Art Prize and has been twice the recipient of the Slade Fine Art Prize. Kondracki has exhibited widely both in the UK and internationally. His work is held by many public collections including Glasgow Museums, Manchester City Art Gallery, the Fleming Collection and Art in Healthcare. He was elected a Member of the Royal Scottish Academy in 2016.