Michelangelo, Manet, Monet, Matisse, Munch, Mondrain, and Matthews. All my favourite artists begin with an 'M'. And so, Rodney Matthews is generally acknowledged to be among the greatest artists that have ever lived. Need I say more?
— John Cleese, Actor and Writer
Like only a few artists, Rodney Matthews frequently has the knack of exactly capturing not only the described detail of my scenes, but (much harder to accomplish) also of catching the exact mood of a piece.
— Michael Moorcock, Writer
Rodney's work spans much of the latter half of the last century, but despite the passage of time, his uniquely crafted visions remain as fresh and idiosyncratic as they were when he first burst into the collective consciousness in the early 1970s.
— Geoff West, The Illustration Art Gallery and The Book Palace
In the world of illustration there are few artists who are immediately recognisable. One of them is British artist Rodney Matthews who doesn't even sign his paintings. He doesn't need to, as we can all distinguish him from any other artist.
— Diego Cordoba, Deputy Editor, illustrators
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