John Hoyland


John Hoyland


SAT, 1988


35 x 31 1/4 inches


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John Hoyland (1934-2011)

John Hoyland is an abstract-expressionist artist who uses simple geometric forms.  He also serves as the Head teacher of painting at the Royal Academy of Art, where he guides future generations of artists to the pinnacles he has reached.  Hoyland was born in Sheffield, England on October 12, 1934.  He studied at the Sheffield College of Art from 1951 to 1956, and the Royal Academy Schools, London.

He traveled in France and Italy in 1957 and 1964.  He was an instructor at Croydon College of Art, England 1962, Chelsea School of Art, London 1962.

Hoyland traveled to the New York City where he met Paul Feeley, Helen Frankenthaler, Barnett Newman, Kenneth Noland, Robert Motherwell and Jules Olitsky.  He was the principal lecturer at Chelsea School of Art in London in 1965.  He traveled in South America and the United States in 1969 and 1970. He taught at Colgate University in 1972.