Norman Ackroyd is one of Britain’s foremost landscape artists and is known primarily for his aquatint work which hangs in the Tate and New York’s MoMA. He is also passionate and extremely knowledgeable about the local landscape, having visited and created works of art inspired by the melancholic and laden pools of Fonthill Abbey, home to one of the greatest collectors of their day, William Beckford. A selection of these works hangs in the barn and we are delighted to welcome him to the barn for this informal discussion.
Norman Ackroyd studied at Leeds College of Art from 1956 to 1961, and subsequently at the Royal College of Art, London from 1961 to 1964. Ackroyd has had many solo exhibitions, both in Britain and internationally. Norman Ackroyd was elected a Royal Academician in 1991 and was made Senior Fellow, Royal College of Art in 2000. Ackroyd lives and works in London.
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Albertina Museum, Vienna Art Institute of Chicago Arts Council of Great Britain British Council British Museum, London Cleveland Museum of Art Fogg Art Museum, Harvard Musée d’Art Histoire, Geneva Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Museum of Modern Art, New York National Gallery of Art, Washington DC National Gallery of Canada National Gallery of Norway National Gallery of Scotland National Gallery of South Africa Queensland Art Gallery Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam The Royal Collection, Windsor Castle Stedelijk, Amsterdam Tate Gallery, London Utah Museum of Fine Art and numerous museums and art galleries in the United Kingdom
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