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.


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