Walter Hoyle - a versatile artist
Edited by Julia & Andrew Collins
Contributors Chloe Cheese,Denise Hoyle, Emma Mason and Martin Salisbury
Published by Bread and Butter Press, 2020.
A new book about artist and teacher, Walter Hoyle. Hoyle was part of a group of artists who lived and worked in the village of Great Bardfield in Essex during the 1950s & 60s. At sixteen he went to study at Beckenham School of Art before gaining a scholarship to study at the Royal College of Art in London in 1940. War interrupted his studies; Hoyle served in the army medical core finally demobbed from India in 1947.
Hoyle returned to his studies at the RCA and it is here that he met artist and designer Edward Bawden. On that first meeting Bawden asked Hoyle to join him for lunch, together with John Nash and Kenneth Rowntree. This was the start of a lasting friendship.
This book tells the story of Hoyle’s life in Great Bardfield and his friendships with fellow artists John Aldridge, George Chapman Sheila Robinson, Marianne Straub and Michael Rothenstein. Hoyle’s work as an artist was varied and his knowledge and love of printmaking was to influence a generation of students.
60pp Softback with full colour illustrations (210 x 210mm)