A retrospective of the impressive career of Maichael Ayrton in his centenary year.
Michael Ayrton (1921-1975) was an individual and passionate artist whose impressive body of work spanned painting, sculpture, drawing, illustration and theatre design.
An outspoken intellect, critic, author and 'bon viveur', Ayrton lived in the North West Essex village of Toppesfield for over 20 years until his untimely death.
Housed in The Fry Art Gallery Too, this exhibition focuses on his sculpture work between 1953 and 1974, combining 12 bronzes generously loaned by his estate, together with the holding of the North-West Essex Collection at The Fry Art Gallery, Saffron Walden.
Works in other media and extensive archive material complete a timely assessment of an artist who undoubtedly ranks amongst the finest English painters and sculptors of the mid-20th century.
The exhibition is sponsored by the Goldmark Gallery.