Gwyther Irwin (b. 1931)
1931:Born at Trebetherick on the North Cornwall
1968: Visiting Lecturer, Chelsea School of Art.
Visiting Lecturer at Hornsey College of Art.
Lecturer, Bath Academy of Art, Corsham.
1959: Visiting Lecturer,
Bath Academy of Art, Corsham.
1969: Appointed Head of Fine Art,
University of Brighton
1975: Head of University of Brighton
School of Art
Resigned post of Head of Fine Art at University of
Education1951-54: Studied at the Central School of Art and
1949: Taught painting by Roger Hilton.
Other ActivitiesCommissions: Designed and cut "Rectangular Relief" in
Portland Stone for British Petroleum HQ, Moorfields, London (as
Edition of 100 screen prints 'superstructure' for 3i
Two paintings, each 53 x 90 ins., for Glaxo Research
Biographical Notes"I don’t know enough about it that’s the simple way
of putting it. I simply have to use the things I have found
beginning to come away from me I have to paint like that. I don’t
really do anything else other than to paint all the
Subject: "I can recognise this, but cannot describe
Technique: "I put down a little bit of colour, then take a
break and rush out before being overwhelmed y the awfulness of it
all. I am always just putting something on a flat surface it
gradually becomes defined and redefined so that it is very clear for
anyone to see."
Notes: "I am not really into trying to get things
so that they work with other ideas I just always have this one idea.
I have such a range of abilities. I am actually useless really - I
can paint like nobody’s business but other than that I’m useless."
Works by Gwyther Irwin