TILLYER, William

William Tillyer  British 1938-

William Tillyer was a printmaker, painter, ceramist, illustrator and teacher. He was born in Middlesbrough, Yorkshire. He attended the local art school and the Slade in 1960-1962, painting with Coldstream and etching with Anthony Gross. After which he joined Hayter in Paris at the Atelier 17 were he furthered his printmaking skills. From 1963-1970 he taught part time at Chelsea School of Art and etching at Bath Academy of Art, Corsham until 1972, and at Watford School of Art 1970-1973, In 1981-2 he was Artist in Residence at Melbourne University, Australia. Tillyer travelled widely, travelling around Europe in the early 80’s and South Western America in 1884. Visiting California and Arizona in 1990. Besides his painting and etching , he also did work for Fulham Pottery. His work is represented in the Victorian and Albert Museum, Arts Council, Tate Gallery, Museum of Modern Art, New York and some Australian Galleries. He still lives in Yorkshire.
Exhibitions
Middlesbrough Art Gallery 1962
Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol. 1970
Serpentine Gallery, London 1971
Clevland Bridge Gallery, Bath. 1991

We are pleased to offer original prints by William Tillyer published by Bernard Jacobson Gallery.

Norbert Lynton describes William Tillyer as “One of the most intelligently original and entertaining painters of our time”. This image demonstrates that perfectly: in the foreground is an abstracted vase of flowers formed from geometric shapes on aquatint plates; the background is pure, intricately detailed, copperplate etching in the traditional method, depicting the old bridge over the river Esk in Yorkshire, near where the artist lives. This fusion of two contrasting differences among the medium, subject matter and style is most definitely what old Norbert was on about. In another part of the series, a balance is drawn by switching the etching process between the subject matter, and a perfectly representational and beautifully drawn vase of flowers appears in front of an abstracted, aquatint Esk Bridge background.

 

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TILLYER, William
‘Nature Table’ by William Tillyer
£550.00

TILLYER, William
‘Nature Table Red’ by William Tillyer
£550.00

TILLYER, William
‘Small Chart’ by William Tillyer
£550.00

TILLYER, William
The Watering Place I by William Tillyer
£400.00

TILLYER, William
The Watering Place II by William Tillyer
£400.00

TILLYER, William
The Watering Place III by William Tillyer
£400.00

TILLYER, William
‘Haute Alps’ by William Tillyer
£400.00

TILLYER, William
‘Near Cannes’ by William Tillyer
£400.00

TILLYER, William
‘In the South (21)’ by William Tillyer
£450.00

TILLYER, William
‘Westwood 1’ by William Tillyer
£450.00

TILLYER, William
William Tillyer ‘Garden Fence’
£280.00

TILLYER, William
William Tillyer ‘Drylake lV ‘
SOLD

TILLYER, William
William Tillyer ‘Drylake lll’
SOLD

TILLYER, William
‘Anglers Quarters’ by William Tillyer
£275.00

TILLYER, William
‘Black Feed Trough’ by William Tillyer
£275.00

TILLYER, William
‘Valley’ by William Tillyer
£350.00

TILLYER, William
Poster for Hobson Gallery
SOLD