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Born 1938
Norman Ackroyd attended the Leeds College of Art and then trained at the Royal College of Art where he studied under Julian Trevelyan. He produces works in a range of media but is most prolific in etching. He is one of Britain's most famous contemporary printmakers.

Born in Leeds, his love of landscape was nurtured on long boyhood bicycle rides in the Yorkshire Dales. He will take ink, plate and acid into the field in order to, as he puts it, get to the root of 'the things that stirred me'. The plate can be worked on directly, the acid painted on as if a watercolour, and the 'bite' stopped by a quick rinse in a stream or a wipe on the wet grass, giving a freedom and immediacy which produces truly captivating images.

Ackroyd has won a number of awards for his work: the South East States Open Exhibition, Carolina, USA in 1969, the Bradford International Print Biennale in 1972 and 1982, the Royal Society of Etchers and Engravers in 1984 and 1985 and the Frechen Triennale, Germany in 1986. He was elected a Royal Academician in 1991 and was made Senior Fellow, Royal College of Art in 2000. He was made CBE for services to engraving and printing in 2007.

He lives and works in London.

Artworks

Ackroyd  - Woolstone Down

Woolstone Down

1980

Etching

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Ackroyd  - St. Kevin's Church, Anglesey

St. Kevin's Church, Anglesey

2017

Etching

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Ackroyd  - Isle of Pabbay, Hebrides

Isle of Pabbay, Hebrides

2017

Etching

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Ackroyd  - Hag's Head, Co.Clare

Hag's Head, Co.Clare

2017

Etching

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Ackroyd  - Crosskirk Bay - Caithness

Crosskirk Bay - Caithness

2017

Etching

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Ackroyd  - Connemara from Macdara's Island

Connemara from Macdara's Island

2017

Etching

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Ackroyd  - Broadhaven, Co. Mayo

Broadhaven, Co. Mayo

2017

Etching

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Ackroyd  - At Thirsk Hall

At Thirsk Hall

2017

Etching

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Ackroyd  - Winter Rain Hood Hill

Winter Rain Hood Hill

2017

Etching

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