Medium: original artist’s etching/aquatint, in black and white,
signed, dated, titled and numbered by the artist
Size: paper 280 x 384 mms; image size 155 x 210 mms
Condition: mint | unframed
SPECIAL NOTES The plate was hand printed by Norman Ackroyd in his Bermondsey studio over Christmas 1992/93. This edition of 275 was specially made to raise funds for the non-profit art publishing collective: Art Line (now State Media/Bermondsey Project Space).
William Crozier was born in Glasgow in 1930, but spent much of his childhood in the seaside town of Troon, in Ayrshire. He came from Irish–Scots stock, his father’s family were from Ballinderry, County Antrim.
Crozier studied at Glasgow School of Art (1949 to 1953) then spent time in Paris, where he formed a life-long affection for the intellectual curiosity of Post-war Paris. He made his reputation at the Drian and Arthur Tooth & Sons galleries in London in the 1950s and 60s. In 1968 he began to teach at the Winchester School of Art, and became an Irish citizen in 1973 living by Roaringwater Bay in West Cork for large parts of the year. He was elected to Aosdána in 1991 and was also an honorary member of the Royal Hibernian Academy.
Many of Crozier’s later paintings dwell on the West Cork landscape of south-west Ireland, Provence and the landscape near his home and studio at Wickham in Hampshire, where he died of cancer in 2011.
William Crozier features in most major public and private collections in the British Isles, notably the Tate Gallery, Imperial War Museum, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and the Ulster Museum; and also in many international collections such as the the National Galleries of Ireland, Canada, Poland, Australia and the Carnegie Institute, USA. Crozier is recorded in all current reference works on 20th century Irish, Scottish and British art.
These exclusive prints are available to view online and in person at Bermondsey Project Space from Saturday 12 December.
Prints can be purchased in person, or by contacting the Gallery
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