Sundial, Queens College

Walter Hoyle (1922 - 2000)

Block print

1965-6

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  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Tunisia
    City: Tunis
    Place: British Embassy
  • About the artist
    Born in Rushton, Lancashire, Walter Hoyle studied at Beckenham School of Art between 1940 and 1942 and at the Royal College of Art, London, from 1947 to 1948. On graduating he went to the Byzantine Institute in Istanbul, an experience which he said was an important influence in his work. Hoyle taught at St Martin's School of Art, London, from 1951 until 1960 and Central School of Arts and Crafts, London, from 1960 to 1964. In 1964, he moved to Cambridge and taught at the Cambridge School of Art, placing great emphasis on printmaking. He remained at Cambridge School of Art until his retirement in 1985. During the latter period of his career he launched Cambridge Print Editions. Work was also commissioned from Hoyle by Editions Alecto, Christie’s Contemporary Art and the Folio Society. Examples of his work are held in the Tate Collection, the British Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
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    Materials & Techniques
    block print
  • Details
    Title
    Sundial, Queens College
    Portfolio Title
    Cambridge Series
    Edition
    A/P 2/75
    Date
    1965-6
    Medium
    Block print
    Dimensions
    height: 79.00 cm, width: 60.00 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Savage Gallery, London, March 1967
    Inscription
    below image: 2/75 / Sundial, Queens College / Artists proof / Walter Hoyle
    Provenance
    Purchased from The Savage Gallery, London, March 1967
    GAC number
    7541