HAYTER, Stanley, William

STANLEY WILLIAM HAYTER    British 1901- 1988

S.W.Hayter (Stanley William Hayter) came from an artistic background. Although he trained as a chemist and geologist and worked for three years in the Middle East as a chemist-geologist for the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company in 1926, he moved to Paris to study art. By 1927 he had set up his studio as a printmaking workshop, which later developed into the famous Atelier 17. Joseph Hecht, an engraver friend in Paris, influenced Hayter in the choice of engraving as his medium. As he turned towards Surrealism from 1929 onwards, Hayter combined engraving with an automatic drawing technique parallel to automatic writing in Surrealism. His Atelier 17 attracted many of the leading avant-garde artists such as Picasso, Kandinsky, Miro, Ernst among others.
With the outbreak of the war he was forced to close the Atelier 17, and after spending a brief time in London in 1939 where he engaged in camouflage work for the army, Hayter moved to New York in 1940. Here his re-opened studio which attracted other European émigré artists like Chagall, Lipchitz, Ernst, Matta and Breton, who had fled to New York. In 1945 Hayter established the New York Atellier 17.  Among the Americans who worked in New York at the Atelier were Jackson Pollock, Motherwell, Calder, de Kooning and Rothko, before it closed in 1955. It was in New York that he invented a new printmaking process adapted to colour printing, described in his book ‘New Ways of Gravure’, 1949.
In 1950 he returned to Paris permanently and re-established Atelier 17. His post-war large-scale colour prints are vibrant dynamic abstractions from the figure using an innovative mix of engraving, scorper relief engraving, soft ground texture and stencilled colour applied in conjunction with grained wood blocks. He was awarded the Legion d’Honneur in 1951 and the OBE in 1959

Exhibitions.
Head quarters of the Anglo-Iranaian Co. 1926
Galerie Sacre du Printemps 1928
Claridge Gallery, London 1929
Whitechapel Art Gallery 1957
Arts council Tour 1958
Victoria and Albert Museum 1967 (print retrospective

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HAYTER, Stanley, William
‘España’ by S.W.Hayter
£1,200.00

HAYTER, Stanley, William
‘Combat’
£2,200.00

HAYTER, Stanley, William
‘Hill Field’ etching by S.W.Hayter
£480.00

HAYTER, Stanley, William
‘Paysage Lunaire’ by Stanley William Hayter
£2,500.00

HAYTER, Stanley, William
‘Palimpsest’ by Stanley William Hayter
£1,200.00

HAYTER, Stanley, William
Stanley William Hayter etching as a greeting card.
£430.00

HAYTER, Stanley, William
‘Diver’ by Stanley William Hayter
£3,500.00

HAYTER, Stanley, William
‘La Voile Respire’ by Stanley William Hayter
£285.00

HAYTER, Stanley, William
‘Je Fis un Feu’ by Stanley William Hayter
£285.00

HAYTER, Stanley, William
‘Moulin Rouge’ by Stanley William Hayter
£395.00

HAYTER, Stanley, William
‘Blason des arbres’  by Stanley William Hayter
£285.00

HAYTER, Stanley, William
‘Deux Yeux’ by Stanley William Hayter
£345.00

HAYTER, Stanley, William
‘Matines’ by Stanley William Hayter
£275.00

HAYTER, Stanley, William
‘Comprenne qui Voudra’ by Stanley William Hayter
£385.00

HAYTER, Stanley, William
Stanley William Hayter ‘Spring’
£340.00

HAYTER, Stanley, William
Stanley William Hayter ‘Sojourn’
£340.00

HAYTER, Stanley, William
Stanley William Hayter ‘Sundown’
£340.00