Norman Ackroyd, CBE, RA is an British artist, known primarily for his aquatint work. We are thrilled to have his as our Guest Artist during the 2017 Fringe Festival Exhibition. His studio (and home on the floor above), of over 30 years, is in Bermondsey, London.
We are exhibiting a beautiful set of evocative and atmospheric works produced from a trip to St Kilda. Norman says of these working trips; "What interests me is when people have lived there – I like those traces of habitation. When I go on trips I charter a boat with a few people – the likes of Ian Ritchie, Chris Frayling and his wife Helen, Robert Macfarlane… I love places like the Flannan Islands, High Island, which is just south of Inishboffin (it’s owned by poet Richard Murphy) and the Shiant Isles. They’re owned by Adam Nicholson – he’s a poet too.” (Norman is a dedicated fan of poetry and has a huge poetry library in his home).
He attended Leeds College of Art from 1957 to 1961 and the Royal College of Art, London from 1961 to 1964, where he studied under Julian Trevelyan. Subsequently, he lived for several years in the United States. He was elected to the Royal Academy of Art in 1988 and appointed Professor of Etching, University of the Arts, in 1994. He was elected Senior Fellow of the Royal College of Art in 2000, and in 2007, Norman was made CBE for services to Engraving and Printing.
St Kilda from Flannan
Framed Size: 99cm x 72cm
Price: Framed: £2200
Price: Unframed: £2000