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Theo Matoff

Theo Matoff grew up in Vancouver Canada, before studying architecture and art at the University of Southern California. During his military service in Paris, he attended the ateliers of André l'Hote and Ossip Zadkine, while drawing at La Grande Chaumière. He completed a Doctorate in Architecture at the University of Florence, also attending studios at the University of Fine Arts. 


After teaching architecture at the University of Manitoba, Theo came to England as a senior lecturer at Leeds Polytechnic School of Architecture. Later he became Head of Schools of Architecture at Plymouth and Leicester, while continuing to paint. When Theo retired from academia he moved with his wife Sue to Bushey Heath in Hertfordshire where he built his studio. 


Theo's work has been exhibited in group exhibitions and one man shows in London, Tunbridge Wells, Plymouth, Glasgow, St Ives and Wiesbaden Germany. His work is also in private collections in Canada, France, Germany, Italy and the United States of America as well as in the United Kingdom.

One Man Exhibitions

Blackfriars Gallery, Plymouth
Montpellier Gallery, London
Hof Gallery, Wiesbaden, Germany
Berkeley Road, London
Fairfax Gallery, Tunbridge Wells
Doubtfire Gallery, Edinburgh, 2011

Stables Gallery, Bushey Heath, 2021


Group Exhibitions

Penwith Gallery, St.Ives

Compass Gallery, Glasgow

Royal Institute of British Architects, London

Berkeley Square Gallery, London

Fairfax Gallery, Tunbridge Wells

White Gallery, Hove, Sussex

Thompsons Marylebone Gallery

Rowley Gallery, Kensington, London

Campden Gallery, Chipping Campden, Glos.'Vision 05', Left Wing Gallery, London​



Uni. of Southern California, USA
Uni. of Florence, Italy (Doctorate)
Painting Ateliers:
André L'Hote, Ossip Zadkine, Paris France


"Don Quixote's Dance/La Danza de Don Quijote"
Pub: Tov Associates

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