Belgrave St Ives - Modern & Contemporary Art
Anthony Eyton - Seated Nude, Artist's Studio

Anthony Eyton (b.1923)

Seated Nude, Artist's Studio

Oil on canvas; 46 x 55.5 cms

Also signed and titled on reverse

Note: Studied Fine Art at Reading University in 1941 before serving in the Army from 1942 to 1947. He continued his studies at Camberwell School of Art from 1947 to 1950, and in 1951 received an Abbey Major Scholarship, taking him to work in Italy. He taught at the Royal Academy Schools and Camberwell School of Art (1950s to 1990s).

Eyton has had solo exhibitions at the New Art Centre, London, from 1959, the New Grafton Gallery, London, 1973, Newcastle-upon-Tyne Polytechnic Gallery, 1978, and at the Imperial War Museum, London, 1983. A retrospective of his work was held at the South London Art Gallery in 1980 and subsequently toured. He has exhibited regularly in solo exhibitions at Browse and Darby, London, since 1980, most recently in 2023 in celebration of his 100th birthday. Eyton's work has also been included in many key group exhibitions.

Among Eyton's awards are John Moores Prize Winner (1972), First Prize at the Second British International Drawing Biennale, Middlesbrough (1975), Charles Wollaston Award (Royal Academy, 1989) and many others. Eyton was elected a Member of the London Group in 1958, Member of the Royal West of England Academy in 1984 and Royal Academician in 1986. Since 1999 he has been Resident Artist at the Eden Project in Cornwall. In June 2023 he was awarded an OBE in the King's Birthday Honours for services to painting and to the art community.

Price: £2,650