Alan Boyson

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Alan Boyson
RCA
Born 1930 (age 87–88)
Alma mater
Occupation
Employer Wolverhampton College of Art (c. 1959–60)

Alan Boyson, RCA (born 1930[1][2]), is an English muralist and sculptor, who worked chiefly in glass,[3] ceramic and concrete.

Boyson studied at Manchester Regional School of Art from 1950–1954,[4] and at the Royal College of Art from 1954–1957.[4] He was subsequently a lecturer at the School of Ceramics in Wolverhampton College of Art,[3] during which time he established his own studio and began taking commissions.[4]

An Associate of the Royal College of Art, Boyson worked until c. 2004.[4] As well as public works, he also made smaller pieces.[5]

When his mural The Tree of Knowledge, at the former Cromwell Secondary School in Salford, was given statutory protection by English Heritage, they said:[4]

It has a high level of aesthetic and artistic quality represented in a bold and striking composition

Works[edit]

Boyson's works include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Salford Tree of Knowledge Saved". Salford Star. 20 August 2009. Retrieved 8 November 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Carr, Sue (23 June 2011). "Hidden treasure: Artwork is discovered in Denton furniture store". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 7 November 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c "Alan Boyson, Three Ships, Italian glass mosaic, 1963". C20 Society Murals Campaign. 20th Century Society. Retrieved 7 November 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Historic England. "Details from listed building database (1393433)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 7 November 2016. 
  5. ^ "Alan Boyson RCA, British mid-late 20th/early 21st century- Tree No 2; ceramic sculpture, signed, titled and dated 1977 on the underside". Roseberys. Retrieved 8 November 2016. 
  6. ^ Historic England. "Details from listed building database (1414359)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 7 November 2016. 
  7. ^ "Epiphany, Corby". Locus Iste. Retrieved 8 November 2016. 
  8. ^ a b c "Salford's Tree of Knowledge saved". BBC Online. 20 August 2009. Retrieved 7 November 2016. 
  9. ^ "Local buildings list" (PDF). Hull City Council. Retrieved 7 November 2016. 
  10. ^ "City Arcade Becomes 50 Years Old". Lichfield Gazette. August 2013. p. 40. Retrieved 9 November 2016. 
  11. ^ "Readers help solve mural site puzzle – but can it be saved?". Derby Telegraph. 22 February 2010. Retrieved 9 November 2016. 
  12. ^ "A Selection of Past and Recent Projects". The Jackfield Conservation Studio. Retrieved 9 November 2016. 
  13. ^ "Alan Boyson – Sculptor of Skelmersdale New Town's Pyramid". Modernism North West. 9 February 2012. Retrieved 7 November 2016. 
  14. ^ a b c "Alan Boyson's work in Manchester". Modernism North West. 8 February 2012. Retrieved 7 November 2016. 
  15. ^ Historic England. "Details from listed building database (1419336)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 9 November 2016. 
  16. ^ Historic England. "Details from listed building database (1406451)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 8 November 2016. 
  17. ^ Carr, Sue (13 July 2011). "Church closes doors as repair bill rockets". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 8 November 2016. 
  18. ^ "Salford Tourists Kick in the Teeth". Salford Star. 12 June 2011. Retrieved 9 November 2016. 
  19. ^ "Alan Boyson, Untitled, Ceramin Tile". Twentieth Century Society. Retrieved 9 November 2016. 
  20. ^ "Lost valuable ceramic prompts schools' hunt". Gravesend Reporter. 3 March 2010. Retrieved 9 November 2016. 
  21. ^ Wyke, Terry; Cocks, Harry (2004). Public Sculpture of Greater Manchester. Liverpool University Press. p. 169. ISBN 978-0-85323-567-5. 
  22. ^ Gallagher, Paul (12 January 2014). "Can you help Hayley solve riddle of the Spring Gardens Post Office murals?". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 8 November 2016. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Marsden, Christopher R. (2010). "Anything with Anything: An introduction to the art and craft of Alan Boyson". TACS Journal. Tiles and Architectural Ceramics Society. 16. 
  • Marsden, Christopher R. (Summer 2010). "Conservation – Alan Boyson panel". Glazed Expressions. Tiles and Architectural Ceramics Society (66).