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The art of R.J. Lloyd

Olding, Simon (2011) The art of R.J. Lloyd. Edward Gaskell, Bideford, UK. ISBN 9781906769291

Creators: Olding, Simon

This book locates the artist R. J. Lloyd as primarily a painter in the St Ives and Modernist traditions, but also addresses in depth, for the first time, the wider range of Lloyd's creative output represented by his work as a printmaker and illustrator (in collaboration with poet Ted Hughes) and his commissions in glass and ciment fondu for schools and churches across England. The book also comments on Lloyd's life-long career as a collector, principally of North Devon ceramics, and comments on his own ceramic work in that long tradition.

The book is a richly illustrated monograph containing the widest and most recent pictorial summary of Lloyd’s work to date. It is based on extensive original research in Lloyd’s Bideford studio, where I had unfettered access to his unpublished materials and archive, including material relating to his major commissions in England.

The research offers a comprehensive review of a significant artist's output in a very wide range of media from paintings to stained glass, murals, jewellery, ceramics and printmaking; it also connects this work with the artist’s vigorous career as a collector of studio and historic ceramics. In this project I have built on my earlier research for my edited book The RJ Lloyd Ceramics Collection: artist as collector, which was published to mark the permanent presentation of this collection, one of the largest and most comprehensive of its type in any museum, to the Burton Art Gallery and Museum in 2011. My work as a consultant to the Burton Art Gallery and Museum was the driver for these two publications. I wrote the successful bids for their applications to the Heritage Lottery Fund and The Art Fund (£450,000) to acquire the slipware collection and set up a new permanent exhibition for The RJ Lloyd Collection.

Item Type: Book
Date: September 2011
Funders: University for the Creative Arts
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Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2011 08:46
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2013 15:48
URI: http://www.research.ucreative.ac.uk/id/eprint/962

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