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Anthony Eyton | the artist






The artist Anthony Eyton
Born 17 May 1923, Teddington, Middlesex, England.

Style and technique of the artist: Painting,

University of the Arts Honorary Degrees 2011


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Eyton has travelled extensively, particularly to India, Israel and Sudan. In 1982 he was commissioned by the Artistic Records Committee to observe and paint the Gurkha regiment in Hong Kong and the New Territories, the paintings of which were exhibited at the Imperial War Museum. In 1985 he was Resident Artist at the Leicester Royal Infirmary, with subsequent exhibitions held at the hospital, Surrey University and the King’s Fund Centre. In 1996, the Government Art Collection commissioned him to record the centenary of the British Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He was also invited by the Tate Gallery to work in the Bankside Power Station prior to it becoming Tate Modern, and two pictures subsequently entered the Tate Collection. Since 1999 he has been Resident Artist at the Eden Project in Cornwall...

I like having a problem to solve, pitting my wits against the evidence of the senses. I want to be accurate in resolving the problem, to meet the challenge of light and colour and sense of place

Works in the TATE Gallery

Anthony Eyton RA served as artist-in-residence at Cornwall's Eden Project. Filmmaker Steve Gammond followed the artist as he returned to the venue and here he tells the story exclusively for Artists & Illustrators...