Landscape with a Grey Sky 1975
Original aquatint/etching, printed in colours.
Signed and inscribed in pencil.
S 803 x 585 mm; P & I 495 x 463 mm
Original Norman Ackroyd etching and aquatint.
Superb artist’s proof aside from the normal edition.
This beautifully evocative landscape, printed in subtle shades of blue-grey, olive green and black, is one of the most outstanding examples of Ackroyd’s expressive and painterly handling of the aquatint medium.
Norman Ackroyd is amongst the most celebrated of all those British contemporary printmakers who continue to use the traditional methods of printmaking. His highly distinctive landscapes concentrate upon the interpretation of the effects of changing weather and light – in his depiction of these phenomena he remains unsurpassed by his contemporaries. His works go far beyond mere reportage, evoking a deep sense of atmospheric mood which captures the character of the landscape portrayed.
Born in Leeds, Norman Ackroyd trained at the Royal College of Art - a technical perfectionist, considered by many to be the most accomplished living British printmaker, Ackroyd has been consistently applauded for his uniquely modern style of aquatint landscapes and was elected a full member of the Royal Academy in 1991.
On warm white wove paper with full margins and deckle edge. Group of pressure lines / scratches in the sky area, otherwise good condition.
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