UEA Collection Print – Ian Tyson


Screen print | UEA/CE 06

British artist Ian Tyson, born in 1933 in Wallasey, Cheshire, is also known as a poet, printmaker and book artist. Having studied at Birkenhead and subsequently at the Royal Academy of Art, Tyson taught drawing and printmaking at Farnham School of Art, St Martin’s School of Art and the Wimbledon School of Art. Tyson was visiting professor at the Royal College of Art, University of Wisconsin and University of California, San Diego, before becoming Brinkley Fellow at the Norwich School of Art (1979 -1980). He has exhibited in over fourteen solo and 30 group exhibitions across Europe.

Works by Ian Tyson in the UEA Collection include: Letters from the Black Palace (1971), Ming (1988), Untitled (1998), Proximity (2006), VERT(ICAL) II (2008) and Untitled (2008). In 2006, Tyson was commissioned to produce a site-specific steel sculpture for the University of East Anglia campus. Proximity is located between the east elevation of the Sainsbury Centre and the Denys Lasdun ziggurats, to which Proximity relates. The UEA Collection Editions are high quality, original prints by artists whose works are represented in, or have an affinity with, the University of East Anglia’s Collection of Abstract and Constructivist Art, Architecture and Design.

Each image is reproduced in an un-numbered edition of 200 from original material supplied by the artist.