TILLYER, William

William Tillyer ‘Haute Alps’



William Tillyer inkjet published by Bernard Jacobson Gallery as part of the ‘Fortieth Anniversary print Collection’. Signed by the artist in pencil, printed on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Ultra Smooth 30 paper. One of a 100 copies.In excellent condition.

Sheet Size 55.9 x 76.2 cms  (22 x 30 ins)


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William Tillyer is a celebrated British painter and watercolourist, whose work has been frequently shown in London and New York. sine the 1970’s. He began to make work radically experimental work, which raised questions about the relationship to art to the world, and of man to nature. Tillyer’s series ‘The Watering Places’ takes it’s name from the Ruebens masterpiece in the collection of the National Gallery, London (1615-22). This work was also the inspiration for a painting by the English artist Thomas Gainsborough (before 1777) and later for John Constable’s ‘The Hay Wain’ (18221), both paintings also in the collection of the National gallery, London. This series conveys Tillyer’s deep engagement with painting, particularity abstraction with which the tradition of landscape painting. It also reveals the undiminished ambition with which the artist continues to bring fresh insight to the underlying obsessions of his experimental oeuvre: his investigations into the nature of the art object and its role in the world; and his search for materials and techniques not usually associated with painting.

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