Anthony Eyton RA

Anthony Eyton RA

Anthony Eyton RA let us view his world through the prism of his dynamic technicolour works in pastel and paint, full of detail and life. 

Artist profile

Anthony Eyton RA studied fine art at Reading University in 1941 and went on to study at Camberwell School of Art from 1947 to 1950. Eyton was Head of Painting at St Lawrence College, Kingston, Ontario in 1969 and taught at the Royal Academy Schools from 1964 to 1999.

Eyton has participated in several group exhibitions as well as solo exhibitions at the New Art Centre, London in 1959, the New Grafton Gallery, London in 1973, Newcastle-upon-Tyne Polytechnic Gallery in 1978 and at the Imperial War Museum, London in 1983.

He has travelled extensively and in 1982 he was commissioned by the Artistic Records Committee to observe and paint the Gurkha regiment in Hong Kong and the New Territories. 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. From 1999 - 2009 he has been Resident Artist at the Eden Project in Cornwall.

Photo: Browse & Darby