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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