'North South East West': March 16th - April 22nd 2016
Norman Ackroyd attended Leeds College of Art from 1957-61 and the Royal College of Art, London from 1961-64, where he studied under Julian Trevelyan. 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 was made CBE for services to Engraving and Printing.
Ackroyd is a landscape artist with a deep affinity for the various topographies specific to the British Isles. Weather and water form the basis of his incredibly complex and variable compositions, in many instances technical tours de force. Depending on the locale, atmospheric conditions and intended mood, his works range from minimalist, nearly abstract impressions, to richly detailed images of specific places and seasons.
This is the 3rd solo show of Norman’s to be held at Brook Gallery. We are honoured to once again play host to some of the most beautiful works of art ever to adorn our walls, and delighted to welcome Norman to launch what will be the largest show of his works, outside of London, and spanning the last 30 years.
Click here to see a selection of Norman's work, some of which will exhibited as part of this major show.
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