Born in Sheffield, John Hoyland progressed from the city’s College of Art to the Royal Academy Schools where, in 1959, his diploma show of abstracts was ordered to be taken down by the RA’s president! Despite this early setback he became an influential teacher at several institutions including the RA Schools and was elected Royal Academician in 1991. Hoyland also persisted highly successfully with abstraction throughout his artistic career and indeed the art historian Mel Gooding has described him as a painter and printmaker of prodigious creative energy and imagination … widely recognised as one of the greatest abstract artists of his time.
Hoyland won several prizes throughout his career including the Calouste Gulbenkian Purchase Award (1963), 1st prize at John Moores Exhibition (1982) and 1st prize Korn Ferry International Award (1986). He regularly exhibited internationally and his work is held by the Tate Gallery and the British Council amongst other major public collections. He died on 31st July 2011.
This must be John Hoyland’s largest print. We have never seen a numbered copy and suspect that they were never issued.
25.12.71 screenprint, 1972, artist’s proof,
℡ 01572 821424
signed, 142 x 95.5 cm,
inc frame, vat and uk delivery
A copy of Mel Gooding’s excellent monograph, John Hoyland, (Thames & Hudson, 2006) will accompany this print.
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℡ 01572 821424
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