INGHAM, Bryan (1936-1997)

Bryan Ingham was an English artist born in Yorkshire who specialised in painting, etching and sculpture. He trained at St Martin’s School of Art, London where he had the tuition of a fine post-war generation of teachers who helped him to hone his draughtsmanship and other skills, and he swiftly showed a capacity for painting that drew the attention of his tutors and peers. On graduating he was offered and accepted a post-graduate place at the Royal College of Art, where in his second year he was awarded a Royal Scholarship and was a contemporary of a number of now better-known names including David Hockney. It was at the RSA that he made his first acquaintance with etching. Ingham was to become one of the most notable etchers of the second half of the 20th century, remarkable for the size and quality of his plates, which he often attacked in a style he called “quarrying.” He taught etching regularly until about 5 years before his death, latterly at Falmouth Art School, and also at Farnham Art College.

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