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Aquatint etching with collage by the British artist Joe Tilson, from 1978, shows a conceptually abstract work in neutral tones of yellow, brown, red, and green. Signed and numbered in pencil. Edition: 26/70
Born: 24 August 1928, London, UK Elected ARA: 20 May 1985 Elected RA: 26 June 1991 Category of Membership: Printmaker Biography: Joe Tilson initially worked as a carpenter and joiner from 1944 to 1946, before carrying out his National Service in the RAF until 1949. He went on to study at St MartinÕs School of Art, London from 1949 to 1952 and at the Royal College of Art, London from 1952 to 1955 where he received the Rome Prize, taking him to live in Italy in 1955. He returned to London in 1957, and from 1958 to 1963 he taught at St MartinÕs School of Art, and subsequently at the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, Kings College, Newcastle upon Tyne, The School of Visual Arts, New York and the Hochschule fur Bildende Kunste, Hamburg. TilsonÕs first one-man shows were held at the Marlborough Gallery, London in 1962 and at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool in 1963. In 1977 he joined the Waddington Galleries and is at present represented by Theo Waddington Fine Art, the Alan Cristea Gallery and by Gi˜ Marconi Galleries. His work first gained international exposure at the XXXII Venice Biennale, leading to his first retrospective at the BoymanÕs Museum, Rotterdam in 1964. Further retrospective exhibitions were held at the Vancouver Art Gallery in 1979 and at the Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol in 1984. He has continued to exhibit regularly in solo shows throughout the world and a major retrospective, ÔJoe Tilson: Pop to PresentÕ, is being held at the Royal Academy of Arts, London (Sackler Galleries) from 14 March to 12 April 2002. Among TilsonÕs awards are the Gulbenkian Foundation Prize in 1960 and the Grand Prix dÕHonneur, Biennale of Ljubljana in 1996, the year in which he was invited to paint the banner for the Palio, Siena. He was elected Royal Academician in 1991 (ARA 1985) and lives and works in London and Cortona, Tuscany.
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|Sub-Medium||Etching with Collage|
|Condition Note||Collectible Like New|
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