Caroline Wiseman Modern & Contemporary
Norman Ackroyd RA

'Nu avec les Cheveux longs' From Florilege des Amours de Ronsard
23 x 27 edge of mount 47 x 47
Original Lithograph

Very rare proof in sanguine on japan paper (with no text), aside from the edition of 320 (with text)

Printed by L'Atelier Mourlot, Published by Albert Skira

inspired by the love poetry of the Medieval French poet Ronsard, ref Duthuit O1 25

With the love poem by Ronsard, in its original Medieval French, which inspired this original lithograph

£950 Non Vattable

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Artist's Biography

Born in 1938, Norman Ackroyd studied at Leeds College of Art from 1956 to 1961, and subsequently at the Royal College of Art, London, from 1961 to 1964.

Ackroyd has had many solo exhibitions, both in Britain and internationally, including Anderson O’Day; Aitken Dott, Edinburgh; Jersey Arts Centre, Channel Islands and the Compass Gallery, Glasgow. One-man shows abroad include the National Museum of Art, Santiago, Chile; Jan Turner, Los Angeles; Dolan/Maxwell Gallery, Philadelphia and the Mickleson Gallery, Washington DC. Ackroyd has also received several public mural commissions, produced in etched stainless steel or bronze. Recent commissions include Lloyds Bank, London; British Airways, Birmingham Airport; Freshfields, London; Tetrapack, Stockley Park, Heathrow; and a bronze mural for the Main Hall of the British Embassy, Moscow.

Norman Ackroyd has won a number of awards for his work; the South East States Open Exhibition, Carolina, USA in 1969, the Bradford International Print Biennale in 1972 and 1982, the Royal Society of Etchers and Engravers in 1984 and 1985 and the Frechen Triennale, Germany in 1986. He was elected a Royal Academician in 1991 and was made Senior Fellow, Royal College of Art in 2000. Ackroyd lives and works in London.