b. 1934 in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, U.K.
John Hoyland attended the Sheffield College of Art between 1951 and 1956 before embarking on further years of intensive study at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, England between 1956 and 1960.
In the 1960s, Hoyland’s work was characterized by simple shapes, high-key color and a flat picture surface. In the 1970s, his paintings became increasingly textured. His paintings are often included in the remembrance of artistic movements such as post-painterly abstraction, color-field painting and lyrical abstraction.
Retrospectives of his paintings have been held at the Serpentine Gallery in 1979, the Royal Academy in 1999 and Tate St. Ives in 2006. In 1982, he won the John Moores Painting Prize. His works are held in many public and private collections, including the Tate.
Hoyland is considered one of Britain’s leading abstract painters.
New York Suite, 1971
40 1/2” x 28 1/8”
Gift of Dr Pellayo and Mrs Caroline Cabrera