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Edward Bouverie-Hoyton (1900-1988)

Printmaker and engraver, born in Lewisham, London, he attended Goldsmiths' College in the years immediately following World War I, where his tutors included Stanley Anderson and fellow students included Paul Drury and Graham Sutherland who was to become a life-long friend. In 1926 he won the Prix de Rome in engraving beating Graham Sutherland in the final and was to spend the next three years furthering his craft there. Ironically his set piece that gained him his scholarship was 'The Head of an Old Jew'. It was later purchased in Berlin by Herman Goering... arguably one of the weirdest art purchases ever made. 


Bouverie-Hoyton was a regular exhibitor at the RA, RBA and in the provinces. His etchings are to be found in many public collections including the British Museum. He taught at Leeds College of Art, 1934 before being appointed to the position of Principal of Penzance School of Art, 1941-65. He was elected to the National Society of Painters, Sculptors & Printmakers in 1931, the Royal Society of British Artists in 1936 and a Fellow at the Royal Society of Artists in 1958. Until 1981 Bouverie-Hoyton was Vice President and Chairman at the St. Ives Society of Artists and was a regular exhibitor at the Society and at the Royal Academy. The Ashmolean, British Museum, Hunterian, Penlee House Museum, University of Wales, Aberystwyth and the Victoria & Albert Museum hold examples of his work. A retrospective exhibition was held at the St. Ives Society of Artists in 1987.

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Artist Edward Bouverie-Hoyton: Saracinesco,1927
Edward Bouverie-Hoyton
Saracinesco,1927  Sold