Albert Irvin
Druid I 1984

Artwork details

Artist
Albert Irvin 1922–2015
Title
Druid I
Date 1984
Medium Screenprint on paper
Dimensions Image: 1560 x 1285 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the artist 1992
Reference
P20101
Not on display

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Irvin’s career as a painter spans over fifty years. He first studied at Northampton School of Art and, after the war, continued his studies at Goldsmiths College, where he later became a teacher. In 1998 Irvin was elected a Royal Academician. Irvin began to make screenprints in 1980. The unique characteristics of the medium, which proceeds in stages, allow him to create complex relations of shapes and marks, colour and space. Druid I shows his interest in the interplay of abstract form and colour. He sees the results as a metaphor for ‘the experience of being in the world'.

September 2004

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