Anthony Eyton Bankside - The Turbine Hall 1995–6

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Artist
Anthony Eyton born 1923
Title
Bankside - The Turbine Hall
Date 1995–6
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 1514 x 1268 x 25 mm
frame: 1676 x 1435 x 85 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased with assistance from the Charlotte Bonham Carter Charitable Trust 1996
Reference
T07125
Not on display

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Eyton was born in London and from 1947 to 1950 studied at Camberwell School of Art where he later taught. Other teaching posts followed at the Royal Academy Schools and St Lawrence College, Ontario. In 1987 Eyton was elected Royal Academician.
In 1994 Eyton was one of a number artists invited by Tate to work in the interior of Bankside power station, now Tate Modern. This picture captures the enormous scale of the turbine hall. He wrote: ‘the machinery looked like modern sculpture and everywhere there were the colours of rust and blue paint’.

August 2004

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