John Hoyland RA (1934-2011)
John Hoyland's work characteristically used simple forms and bold colours, combined with a powerful energy evoked through his use of paint or inks. Hoyland studied at Sheffield College of Art in 1946, and then at the Royal Academy Schools, London, from 1956-60. He traveled widely in Europe and both North and South America. In 1979 he was Artist-in-Residence at the Studio School in New York and at Melbourne University, Australia.
Hoyland taught at many of the London art schools, including Hornsey College of Art, Croydon School of Art, Chelsea School of Art, Central Saint Martin's, the Royal Academy Schools and the SLade School of Art. He was elected as a Royal Academician in 1991.
Hoyland first came to the Curwen Studio in 1968 and worked with silkscreen printing in addition to lithography. Jill & John Hutchings, Curwen Gallery Directors, commissioned Hoyland to produce the striking orange 'Anniversary Print' in an edition of 50 to celebrate Curwen’s 50th anniversary in 2008.