Bernard Cheese (20 January 1925 – 15 March 2013) was an English painter and printmaker, a fellow of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers. His works are found in internationally important collections in the UK and US.
He was born in Sydenham, London, in 1925. He studied at Beckenham School of Art and, following four years in the army, studied at the Royal College of Art from 1947, in London, where he studied alongside Walter Hoyle and Sheila Robinson, and his teachers included Edward Bawden and Edwin La Dell.
For the 1951 Festival of Britain, Cheese painted a mural on the Shot Tower and in 1953 was involved in La Dell's 'Coronation Suite', providing a lithograph. This helped to launch his career. He taught printmaking at St Martin's School of Art from 1950 to 1968, then at Goldsmiths College from 1970–78, and Central School of Art and Design(1980–89).
He designed posters for London Transport, with several commissions from 1951. He also did commissions for Guinness (an illustrated mathematics book), the BBC and P&O Cruises.
In the 1950s he moved to the artists' community of Great Bardfield in Essex, which was also home to Bawden.
He exhibited in Beijing (1956), Stockholm (1960), Washington DC (1962) and New York (1968). Other shows include "Bon Appétit!: lithographs and watercolours by Bernard Cheese" at Aberystwyth University in 2002.
He became a fellow of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers in 1988.