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Medium:Limited Edition Screenprint
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Albert Henry Thomas Irvin OBE RA (1922-2015) was an English expressionist abstract artist. Born in London he was evacuated from there during World War II, to study at the Northampton School of Art between 1940 and 1941, before being conscripted into the Royal Air Force as a navigator.
In the early 1950s Bert met and was hugely influenced by many of the “St Ives” artists including Peter Lanyon, Roger Hilton, Terry Frost and Sandra Blow.
Irvin won a major Arts Council Award in 1975 and a Gulbenkian Award for printmaking in 1983.
His work is widely exhibited both in the UK and abroad, in such places as Arts Council of Great Britain, Birmingham City Art Gallery, the Chase Manhattan Bank, the Contemporary Art Society, Manchester City Art Gallery, Whitworth Gallery Manchester, Leeds City Gallery Tate Britain, the Victoria and Albert Museum Oxford University, Cambridge University and Warwick University Arts Centre.
His influences included Walter Sickert, Henri Matisse, JMW Turner, Jack Smith and Edward Middleditch.
Irvin was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2013 Birthday Honours for services to the visual arts.