Anthony Eyton

Royal Academician Anthony Eyton has, over the course of a lengthy and distinguished career, established himself as one of Britain’s leading figurative painters. Born in Middlesex, his mother Phyllis Eyton was herself a talented painter whose career was cut tragically short when she died in a riding accident aged 29.

Anthony studied at Camberwell School of Art and upon graduating was offered the Abbey Major scholarship to study in Italy. He is an elected member of the London Group, a senior Royal Academician and a member of the Royal Watercolour Society. His works are held in major public collections, including the Arts Council of Great Britain and the Tate Collection. He lives and works in Brixton, London.

Selected One Man Exhibitions
1959, ‘61, ‘68 New Art Centre, London
1971 Boswells Gallery, Kingston, Ontario
1973 New Grafton Gallery, London
1975 William Darby Gallery, London
1978, ‘81, ‘85, ‘87, ‘90, ‘93, ‘96, ‘00, ‘06, ‘09, ‘13, ‘16 Browse & Darby, London
1980 Retrospective – South London Art Gallery, Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, and Plymouth Art Gallery
1983 Imperial War Museum, Hong Kong and the New Territories
1986 Royal Leicester Infirmary, Surrey University, touring exhibition
1997 Explorations, A T Kearney, London
2009-10 Evolutions of a Cornish clay pit, Eden Project, Cornwall
2011  Spitalfields Paintings:1968-1984, Revisited, Eleven Spitalfields, London
2012  Built, Mall Galleries, London
2014-15 Drawing on Hawksmoor, Eleven Spitalfields, London

Selected Group Exhibitions
1976 Drawings of People at the Serpentine Gallery
1977 British Painting 1952 to 1977 at the Royal Academy, London
1979 Arts Council’s British Art Show
1982 Hayward Gallery Annual
1984 The Hard Won Image, Tate Gallery
1998 Artists in National Parks – Exmoor, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
2006 Drawing Inspiration, Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal,
2006 Kunst Galerie, Zell Am See, Austria
2007 The Discerning Eye, Prizewinner, Mall Galleries, London

Awards and Accolades
1951-52 Abbey Major Scholorship to work in Italy
1958 Elected Member of the London Group
1971 Kingston Whig-Standard Award, Ontario
1972 John Moores Competition prize winner
1973 Grocers Company Fellowship to work in Italy
1975 Second British International Drawing Biennale, Middlesborough, First Prize
1976 Elected Associate of the Royal Academy
1984 Elected Member of the Royal West of England Academy
1985 Elected Royal Academician
1988 Elected Member of the Royal Watercolour Society
1989 Charles Wollaston Award, Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
1999-2001 Resident Artist, Eden Project, Cornwall

Work in Public Collections
Arts Council of Great Britain
Bristol, Royal West of England Academy
British Museum
Carlisle Art Gallery
Centrica plc
Contemporary Arts Society
Government Picture Collection
Guildhall Art Gallery
Imperial War Museum
Leicester Royal Infirmary
Middlesborough Art Gallery
National Westminster Bank
Plymouth Art Gallery
Tate Gallery