Following graduation Ron Dutton lectured in Sculpture at Sunderland andWolverhampton Colleges of Art and exhibited from 1964. In 1975 he held his first exhibition of medals atWolverhampton Art gallery. His interest, encouraged by the response from exhibiting in the 1974 Royal Academy Summer Show, led to several research studies including visits to Finland, Sweden, Bulgaria,Hungary and Czechoslovakia.
In 1982 he was a founding member of the British Art Medal Society. Exhibiting in the UK and internationally his work has been acquired by private and major public collections including the British Museum who hold some 40 of his medals and The Royal Coin Cabinet,National Museum of Economy, Stockholm where a major retrospective was held in 2004. In 2008 he was the recipient of the Vicenza International Career prize and the J. Sanford Saltus Award of the American Numismatica Association for Distinguished Achievement in the Art of the Medal.
Twenty Twenty are delighted that Ron has agreed to curate the Contemporary Art Medals Exhibtion to be held at the gallery in June 2012.